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Leg Swelling

 

Leg swelling or edema can be caused by a number of factors.  If the source of the swelling is from fluid retention from diet, heart or kidney problems, the swelling tends to be equal in both legs.  Advanced leg swelling or unequal swelling can be caused by vein disease or lymphatic disease or lymphedema.  A comprehensive physical examination and diagnostic testing will be required to make the diagnosis.  Leg swelling can be managed medically: with medications, compression, massage or mechanical compression devices.  Varicose vein treatment may also be required.

 

Leg swelling, edema

 

Our physician is specially trained to diagnose and treat leg swelling and can help people avoid more serious complications. If you suffer from leg swelling, call us at 916-835-7777 or contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Milne.