... ago? I had some swelling after the first set of injections but the swelling was gone within an hour so I was not worried at the time. The second and third set of injections was the same as the first so I was not worried. It was not until this past June 2012 (at that time it was 10 months since I had the injections) the swelling in my legs and feet would not go away for 3 or 4 hours but it eventually did go away. The swelling in my legs and feet are now there constantly it never goes away. And there is times when I am in alot of pain due to the swelling. At the time of the injections i had health insurance through a sate program for the uninsured. But now, I have no health insurance due to more restrictions in qualifying for the insurance and I am unemployed so I am limited as to what I can do to get the swelling to go away.I have high blood pressure and I know that this swelling has nothing to do with my heart but trying to convince a doctor is another thing entirely. Judy
17 Sep 2012
I don't believe the swelling has anything to do with your injections after all this time. I'm afraid there's something else going on there. I had those injections 3 different times prior to having my knee replaced and never experienced anything like that. My Dr was very thorough in explaining the injections, and the best and worst expectations from them. He never said anything about swelling that far down the road. Actually, it's more likely that your injections have dissipated by now. I also have high blood pressure and find that one leg and foot will tend to swell when I've been on my feet too long, particularly in hot, humid weather. The intense pain comes from the extra fluid pressing against nerve endings. You needed to lay flat and elevate your knees and feet above your heart level. Boring, I know, but it should help the swelling. And drink lots of water, it helps flush out your system. I do understand about the cost and the insurance, but I'd be a fool if I didn't recommend you see your Dr. Persistent swelling like that is not normal. You may be convinced it has nothing to do with your heart, and perhaps it doesn't, but a Dr should really take a look to rule out various conditions that could be causing this. I truly wish you the best of luck.
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