Swelling and Edema in lower limbs

    • jk
      June 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm

      When my 95 years old mom was hospitalized they used an Intermittent pneumatic compression pump for reduction of lower limb edema.



      This is an alternative when walking is not possible. Prior to my mom’s episode I did not know that there is a doo-dad in your foot that acts as a pump that is activated by walking.

      The hospital used something such as this:


      One possible search “intermittent compression pump”

      Please don’t do as my mom did for 65 years- nothing. Take action.

    • GH
      June 2, 2014 at 1:42 am

      It’s true that walking and using the hands pumps fluid out of the extremities. This was explained to me by the massage therapist in the hospital who was treating me for edema. When I went home from the hospital I sat around for a few days and my feet swelled up again. This was an incentive to get started on my outpatient therapy program.