How To Treat Swollen Fingers And Toes?

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Asked by Cfloyd

How To Treat Swollen Fingers And Toes?

Hi, I'm diabetic and need to know how I can treat my swollen fingers and toes?

Answer

The first thing to try is to elevate your feet above the heart throughout the day.

The next thing to try is to walk or use the leg muscles more throughout the day because muscle contractions in the calf and thigh muscles help to "pump" the fluid back up to the heart.

The third thing to do is to check with your doctor to see why you have so much swelling.Blood clots, vascular disease, and kidney disease can all cause leg swelling. Good luck! You can find more information on the high blood pressure page.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

Answered by Christina Lasich, MD