By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2014-01-23 10:40:08 -0600
Started 2014-01-22 14:37:18 -0600

I had to go the Doctor yesterday, due to my knee problem. My knee hurt me so bad I had to got the Doctor. They ran two tests x-ray and a sonic gram. They found out that I did not have any clot in my leg (Right) but I did have (Edema) and some arthritis . I am taking a half water pill now, and my Dr. told me to take a whole pill for (5) days instead of a half pill. Keep my legs elevated as much as I can.
Is there anything else that I can be doing to help with this problem?
I was also told to eliminate salt from my diet.

6 replies

GabbyPA 2014-01-23 09:50:21 -0600 Report

Something topical you can do for the skin is make sure you are using a good moisturizer on it. My mom had swelling from Actos and it got really bad. She had a pharmaceutical lotion for it that help with the pain of the skin when it gets so swollen.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-01-23 08:47:07 -0600 Report

Blue the best thing to do is follow your doctors instructions. Before wrapping you really need to question your doctor about that. It isn't needed all of the time.

The support socks you are referring to are called T.E.D Stockings (Thrombo Embolic Deterrent). Even though you don't need a prescription to buy them, the doctor has to be the one to tell you what kind to purchase. They come in knee length, thigh as well as to the groin with a belt. They are toe in and toe out. You have to be measured for these. Either the doctor or the pharmacist can measure you. The doctor also has to tell you how often you should wear them. I had the same problem in my ankles and had the knee high version. The doctor told me to never sleep in them. They can be purchased at Wal-Mart in the pharmacy department but they mainly have the knee length. They come in white, tan and if you go online you can order them in Black but you still need the measurements to order on line.

I stopped eating processed foods and used sea salt as needed. Good luck to you.

Bluegill88 2014-01-23 06:16:27 -0600 Report

Well this morning I need to say that my knee problem have improved as a result of take two Arthritis Pain Reliever. I took two pills (650 mg) in the A/M and two before going to bed. This morning I had very little pain on my knee. This maybe too early to say the arthritis pills are working . But it feel so much better. Still working on the swelling of my ankle.

jayabee52 2014-01-22 15:23:20 -0600 Report

Howdy Bluegill!

I am sorry to learn of your trouble with your knee. Glad it is not a blood clot. Sorry to hear of the Arthritis (osteo?) and the edema.

A good lady friend of mine has edema, but it is in both of her legs, not just localized as in your case. In addition to what your Dr told you to do she has had to have her legs wrapped from the toes up to the groin area to push the lymphatic fluid out of her legs and into her lymph system where she can then eventually have it filtered out by her kidneys and excreted as urine. That wrapping has been successful in removing a lot of fluid and now she needs to wear either "ted hose" support stockings or elastic wraps with velcro (she has chosen the velcro wraps for convenience).

Did your Dr suggest wearing the Ted hose or something like it?

You may read up on edema and get ideas for treatment here ~ http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/edema.html

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker

Bluegill88 2014-01-22 15:29:03 -0600 Report

No the Dr. did not say anything a wrap. I did asked her if I need to use support socks, and she said that she did not see a need for support hose. I could wear them if I wanted too. I will check out the web site you suggested.