You broke your leg, go in a cast and suddenly noticed that your leg began to swell, there were aching pains, swelling Well, then it will be useful for you to read this article written on the basis of studying this issue on the forums.
Yes, such troubles are often found in those who have managed to break a limb. Trauma is a trauma, nothing can be done about it. But, after reading different opinions, you can draw some conclusions.
First of all, you need to take into account some points.
Causes of foot edema in plaster
If the gypsum was applied to the already swollen leg, and it began to swell and hurt even more, then it is worthwhile to apply once again to the treating surgeon, so that you will be re-gassed again. Apparently, the gypsum overstretched the swollen limb, the bandage wrung the veins, and therefore negative consequences arose. In such cases, the doctor prescribes and medicines to accelerate the growth of bone callus, and analgesics - just for such painful cases.
It's another matter if swelling of the leg appeared after the application of gypsum. Here it will be necessary to understand - with what this edema is connected: whether only trauma here is guilty (so-called posttraumatic edema) or is it already venous edema, problems with veins, thrombosis? In such a case, you should immediately contact your doctor: the surgeon must prescribe an ultrasound of the veins or a duplex scan of the veins to rule out the diagnosis of thrombosis. Sometimes it is enough just to look at the foot, so that the doctor has determined the cause of the swelling of the foot in the cast. Gypsum is not necessary to remove this.
Interestingly, many users noted the following oddity: if after intense walking sit down and massage the leg in the place where there is no plaster, right through the bandages, the edema subsides, the redness goes away and Leg in gypsum becomes normal size, and if you continue to sit, the swelling again appears. In addition, in the prone position and with an elevated leg, the swelling also falls off quite quickly. These signs are signs of both post-traumatic edema, and edema of thrombotic origin. That is why it is important to consult a doctor to clarify the diagnosis and further correct treatment.
Another user notes that it is not necessary to sit or walk for a long time, it is better to lie down with a raised leg or massage a limb.
Leg in gypsum - useful tips
A valuable advice on the forum is given by the male user about nutrition while wearing gypsum. He believes, based on his experience, that a day must be consumed not less than 100 grams of protein of animal origin - milk, cheese, cottage cheese, sour-milk products. In addition, the recommended vitamins D and A are usually fat-soluble in such cases, so vegetable oil should also be consumed daily. Just like the fish, which has phosphorus and calcium necessary for bone tissue.
He is echoed by another user: for permanent use of "general anesthesia" in the form of alcohol - will have to be abandoned, since with the use of alcohol, the bone grows many times more slowly.
Well, and finally: be prepared for the fact that after the removal of gypsum swell, pull and whine will be for a long time, and perhaps for life, for example, during weather changes.