How To Reduce Swelling In The Legs Due To Sprains?
morning, 1 week ago I slipped and finally my legs were 2-3 days unable to walk already in 1-2 sequences but still swollen until now, during that process I was compressed using warm water and rubbed in kencur with rice mixture. It’s gone but there is some discomfort in the swelling, I want to ask if my leg is getting worse because the swelling doesn’t go away or what are some other ways to reduce the swelling … thanks
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Depending on the intensity and mechanism of the injury, swelling and pain in the foot after slipping can be brief (less than 3 days), but can last for weeks. This swelling can occur only as a result of inflammation around the site of the injury, which causes edema (seepage of interstitial fluid). However, this swelling can also occur due to a more serious condition, such as a hematoma (bleeding under the skin), dislocation (shift) of the leg joint, fracture or fracture of the leg, infection (for example, if there is an open wound in the skin of the foot), and so on.
If the swelling does not improve more than 3 days after the injury, it is advisable to see a doctor directly so that further tests can be done. Generally, for a condition that is suspected of being serious, the doctor will not only physically evaluate the condition of your foot, but also perform additional tests, namely X-rays, CT scans, and so on to determine the severity of the condition and the best treatment to treat it.
In the meantime, try to reduce your swelling and complaints with the following attempts:
Compress the swollen leg with ice cubes, apply lightly, but don't overdo it. Avoid tight massage or applying anything to the swollen leg if it is not recommended by the doctor. Limit excessive movement in the swollen leg, but still avoid immobility. rest, for example, you can prop with a pillow or hang it. Wear comfortable pants and footwear. Take paracetamol first so that pain and swelling reduce.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah