What is causing inflammation in my legs?
Leg swelling isn’t always a sign of a heart or circulation problem. You can have swelling due to fluid buildup simply from being overweight, being inactive, sitting or standing for a long time, or wearing tight stockings or jeans. Factors related to fluid buildup include: Acute kidney failure.
What does inflammation in the legs feel like?
Swelling in one leg, sometimes accompanied by skin that is red or warm to the touch. Pain or tenderness in the leg. Enlarged veins near the skin’s surface.
How can I reduce inflammation in my legs?
Some tips that may help reduce swelling:
- Put your legs on pillows to raise them above your heart while lying down.
- Exercise your legs.
- Follow a low-salt diet, which may reduce fluid buildup and swelling.
- Wear support stockings (sold at most drugstores and medical supply stores).
What doctor treats leg swelling?
If you experience swelling that does not go away on its own, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. If the issue doesn’t improve, ask your doctor for a referral to a vascular specialist.
Can inflammation be detected in blood test?
Blood tests known as ‘inflammatory markers’ can detect inflammation in the body, caused by many diseases including infections, auto-immune conditions and cancers. The tests don’t identify what’s causing the inflammation: it might be as simple as a viral infection, or as serious as cancer.
Is leg swelling a sign of something serious?
Sometimes though, leg swelling may be a sign of something more serious. One possible problem is a blockage in your pelvic veins. One of your legs may swell when these veins are blocked. This condition typically comes on slowly. Rapid leg swelling, however, could be due to a blood clot deep in your vein. This condition is called deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
What causes inflammation in the leg?
Inflammatory arthritis: Pain and swelling of joints,generally worse with inactivity and early in the morning,associated with prolonged stiffness.
What causes legs to swell bad?
Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
What are the common causes of swelling in one leg?
Things That Cause Fluid Buildup. Congestive heart failure: This happens when your heart is too weak to pump all the blood your body needs.