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Suggest treatment for swollen foot and knee pain

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Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2017
Question: My left leg and foot is swollen and my knee hurts when trying to stand. My right side seems normal. I have Type I I diabetes. It has been noticeable for about 4-5 weeks and seems to be getting worse. I feel fine otherwise. I am 75. I sit mostly at computer or easy chair. Having trouble getting up after sitting for a while.
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Need to rule out DVT

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.

Thanks for the query.

Do you have shortness of breath ?

You need to be checked to rule out clot or Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and arthritis of the knee.

DVT can be serious and should be discovered as early as possible by your doctor.

Keep the limb elevated. Apply warm packs to the affected region. Do ankle pump movements. Avoid massage. Consult your Doctor as soon as possible for a thorough examination.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu
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Brief Answer: Need to rule out DVT Detailed Answer: Hi there. Thanks for the query. Do you have shortness of breath ? You need to be checked to rule out clot or Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and arthritis of the knee. DVT can be serious and should be discovered as early as possible by your doctor. Keep the limb elevated. Apply warm packs to the affected region. Do ankle pump movements. Avoid massage. Consult your Doctor as soon as possible for a thorough examination. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu