Causes of leg edema at fracture
A continuous exchange of fluid between tissue and blood occurs through the capillaries (small blood vessels). The fluid entering the surrounding tissue through blood vessel walls is called "transudate". If the blood vessels in the surrounding tissue highlighted the considerable amount of fluid and its reverse absorption is hindered or stopped, there is swelling. The reason for the reverse suction of fluid into the blood become damage to the ligaments, muscles and other tissues, impaired their normal functioning, resulting in fractures. Most often, the swelling at the fracture site does not occur immediately, it is growing in nature and apply only in the area of the damaged site. When intra-articular, comminuted fractures of the feet, injuries with displacement of the tumor can also spread to the entire limb. Such injuries are accompanied by loss of sensitivity of the tissue, the sharp restriction of movements and pain.
Edema is always accompanied by pain at the site of fracture, discoloration of the skin.
In some cases, the process of patient's rehabilitation after removal of plaster there is swelling of the legs. This phenomenon is called "lymphedema". It is caused by the imbalance of the formation of lymph and its outflow. Lymphedema can occur when fracture of the leg, if the injury is accompanied by damage of blood vessels and lymph nodes. In addition to sealing tissue, in this case, there is also thickening of the skin. Lymphoedema can lead to complications (ulcers, ivory disease, fibrosis, cistos). The foot swells after the fracture and after the serious injury of the utmost gravity. Such fractures can be open, they are accompanied by sprain or ligament damage. As a result of damage, the joints swell, swelling, take on special value.
Failure to comply with the recommendations of the doctor the swelling continues after fusion of the bones.
How to eliminate swelling of the leg during fracture
Swelling of feet after fracture eliminated the various treatments and drugs. Patient administered creams and gels that improve lymphatic flow and blood flow (geparinoterapia drugs betaproteobacteria tools, anti-inflammatory drugs). Will be useful physiotherapy treatments (UV irradiation, electrophoresis, electrical stimulation). To relieve swelling of the legs, you can use the recipes of traditional medicine. For example, can be rubbed into the swollen place oil of cedar, fir or tinctures of calendula, wormwood, Arnica, make a poultice of clay.