A good afternoon. I want to ask,. My grandmother has gout, and just got home from the hospital. At the hospital, my grandmother was diagnosed with heart disease too. Then, complain of aching legs and pain. At the hospital, given an injection from a doctor, I don’t know what his name was. After a few days home from the hospital, my grandmother massage her legs because of aches. After several massages, my grandmother’s feet were swollen. My question is, is it okay to have a swollen leg in a massage? thank you
Hello Septia, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Rio will try to answer your question.
Responding to the problems your grandmother is facing right now, there are a number of possible diseases that can cause swollen feet. Here is my explanation:
Uric Acid Disease - High levels of uric acid in the blood can cause the accumulation of uric acid in the joints, and usually small joints, causing pain and swelling. Usually swelling will appear in certain parts only. Swelling is usually more towards the joints. Chronic Heart Disease - Since your grandmother has experienced heart problems, there has automatically been a disruption in blood circulation. This disorder causes blood in the limbs to be difficult to return to the heart due to the location of the heart's position is higher than the leg / leg. Swelling that usually arises in the form of pitting edema, usually symmetrical in both legs only. Now these two things are very likely to happen to your grandmother. Responding to the problem of time swelling may or may not depend on the cause. If what causes swelling is an inflammatory reaction, such as arthritis, gout, broken bones, etc. then it is not recommended to massage the affected area. It aims to not add to the inflammatory reaction that is happening.
If the cause of swelling is several diseases such as kidney / heart. There is no suggestion to do it because it won't have any effect.
But what can be experienced is a mild injury, or aches in body massages / massage to help relax tense muscles. So it can be concluded that the massage can only be effective on the problem of problems that occur in the muscles but that is only mild. (In the event of muscle tears / ligamentous sequences also not recommended).
Right now what you can do is
Take control routinely following a schedule that is difficult for your doctor to monitor the progress of your grandmother's illness. If the swelling is due to heart and kidney problems, the liver is in excessive fluid intake, consult an internist about this. Get enough rest. Consumption of medicines recommended by doctors regularly and according to the dosage. That's all the answers I can give. More and lack I apologize.
Thank you very much :)