The Muscles / Nerves In The Legs Are Swollen?
Hello, I want to ask Muscles / nerves in the ankles, backbone, and my shin have swollen and it has been a long time since I was 5 years old until now I am 20, indeed the first swollen was dry bones, it was due to hit right age 5thn, the second ankle due to sprains age 5thn, the third spine of the foot, the same sprain when the age of 11 years, how to remove swelling that has been very long that should be done. Previously, he had been treated by a doctor by getting his blood drained / aspirated using a tool, but he hasn’t recovered yet
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Previously needed information on which part of the foot was hurt, whether only one of the legs or both legs are experiencing the complaint.
Swelling around the ankle can be caused by various factors. The most common cause is an injury involving the ankle, or ankle due to a trauma called a sprain. This condition triggers ligament tears, which is a connective tissue that connects the muscles to the bones in the angkle joint. The injury causes swelling followed by pain. Appropriate treatment as initial management is to rest the affected leg, compress with ice / cold water, seal with elastic bandages and elevate its position to help reduce the swelling that occurs. Generally, the swelling disappears along with the healing process of the injury.
However, if the swelling lasts a long time then it is necessary to find the exact cause. Swollen feet, often normal in certain conditions, such as pregnancy, standing or sitting a long time, obesity / overweight, or trauma (when sprained). Of course, swelling is temporary and will disappear if the cause is resolved).
If the swelling lasts a long time, does not improve and other symptoms are obtained, there may be other more serious causes such as heart failure, kidney failure and liver damage. All three of these diseases can cause chronic and long-term swelling in the limbs. Other diseases such as blockage of the lymph nodes and deep vein thrombosis can also cause similar symptoms in the limbs.
Through this consultation session, we have not been able to know for certain what are the main factors that cause swelling in your legs. Information about the history of the disease and other symptoms has not been described specifically. Therefore, a physical examination is needed directly to the nearest doctor or to an orthopedic specialist to assess the appearance of the symptoms that you are experiencing to estimate the cause of the illness. Investigations such as foot X-ray, ultrasound, and CT scan can help assess the picture of the disease.
The advice you can do is to reduce the activity is too heavy, if necessary do the bandage with an elastic bandage that is useful to reduce swelling.
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