Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How Can Swelling In The Ankles Due To Vein Disease Be Treated In An Elderly Patient Who Has Dementia?

My mom is 80 years old and is very sedentary. She has a history of swollen ankles caused by vein disease. We tried injections for treatment but she could not tolerate it so we discontinued. She was told to wear compression stockings and to keep her legs elevated. Due to her moderate dimentia, she forgets. Now her ankles are swollen and hard to the touch. Thoughts?
Mon, 26 Nov 2018
Report Abuse
Dentist 's  Response
Hi,

Yes, she needs to keep her legs elevated as muscles as possible and also keep the region with viscosity bandaged or compressed.
You can keep her leg side of being raised little bit also keep the check that under the compression tap there is no sore, because these areas are prone to infections too. I would recommend you to go for the injection that leads to reduction of vein lumen by decreasing its elasticity.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray , Dentist
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
How Can Swelling In The Ankles Due To Vein Disease Be Treated In An Elderly Patient Who Has Dementia?

Hi, Yes, she needs to keep her legs elevated as muscles as possible and also keep the region with viscosity bandaged or compressed. You can keep her leg side of being raised little bit also keep the check that under the compression tap there is no sore, because these areas are prone to infections too. I would recommend you to go for the injection that leads to reduction of vein lumen by decreasing its elasticity. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray , Dentist