Originally Posted by Lucky 7s
I have been and it sucks, but pain is much better than before, What was your cause ??? The OT that was treating me deals with a lot of cancer isues. Mine was brought on from a broken ankle, Have had 2 surgeries to fix a tendon. After the second he sent me for P therapy and at the same time to see a OT for treatment of Lymphedema. Shortly after the treatment/training the pain has gone away by about 75%. Still have isues but overall better as long as I Manage it. I to would like to hear from someone else. I did find out of someone from my home town that died from not thaking care of his infected lympedema legs.
I had swelling in my legs and ankles for quite some time; however, it has gotten worse since I had Tarsal Tunnel Surgery one of my ankles last year. No one really knows what is causing my swelling. My cardiologist told me that I have Vascular Insufficiency. He said it is related to the fact that I am overweight and as a result my weigh is pressing against the blood vessels in my legs preventing the blood vessels from pumping the lymphatic fluid back up to my heart. I have been overweight for quite some time and never noticed this problem. My mother was in the hospital for seven months and I was basically stationary while I sat with her in the hospital. During that time, I gained weight and was eating the cafeteria food, all of which I believe added to the problem.
The cardiologist prescribed a water pill for me but all the websites I read about Lymphedema say not to take a water pill. The issue is not water accumulation but lymphatic accumulation which is quite different. No one seems to know the answer to this.