Reddish Feet When Using A Stick / Crutch?
Afternoon. I broke my right thigh bone and had been operated on 2 months ago. I was told by an orthopedic doctor to use a stick / crutch, with one foot as a support. Are those two things reasonable? Thank you
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Does the reddish feet only occur when you stand alone and disappear when you lie down or elevate the position of your feet? Is redness localized in certain parts of your foot or spread all over your feet? Are there other symptoms such as fever, swelling and pain in the red area?
If redness appears all over your feet, the redness occurs only when you stand up and disappear when you elevate your feet, there are no other symptoms that accompany it, it is possible that the redness only comes from the blood flow to your feet which increases when you stand (because influence of gravity). This condition is a normal condition, especially if during this time your feet are not moved much, you do not stand much, and when standing you also do not move your feet much. Blood can become more collected in the leg area (or it is called experiencing blood pooling). To be able to overcome this condition, you can try moving your legs a little while standing (to the extent permitted by your doctor), and not standing for too long. Raise your leg position when you sit or lie down.
If the redness is localized in one specific leg area, redness continues in any position, there are other symptoms that accompany, you should immediately check yourself back to the doctor. This condition can be caused by a blockage in a vein in your leg or an infection (for example an infection in the operating area, cellulitis, etc.).
A little pain in the legs when trying to straighten both feet is a fairly normal thing to happen after you haven't moved your legs for a long time. You can also feel stiffness in your leg joints to limited joint movement. Even though it's normal, you should tell your doctor the symptoms that you feel when you control. Your doctor will also usually recommend doing physiotherapy after surgery. If your doctor recommends doing physiotherapy, you should do it according to your doctor's advice. Physiotherapy is an important part of your treatment. Regular physiotherapy will make your recovery period faster including speeding up the return of your feet after your bones heal later.
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