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Old 06-23-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
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DVT (deep vein thrombosis) blood clot

Hello, I am a male, 65 yrs old. I have a history of DVT in family (father). I got a dvt 11 months ago on a private small plane flight of 3 hrs duration. Doctor said it was a large one. Was in hospital 5 days,ots of pain, lower left leg very swollen. On cumodin 6 months,doctor said all was normal. Here is my question. Is there any specific physical therapy I can do to get my leg healthy again or am I stuck with this swollen leg for rest of my life? I was very active before, long hikes with lots of climbing. Now if I try to do much leg gets very swollen & I back off.
BP