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    Swelling of foot after stroke.
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    paperlady5 posted:
    My husband had a stroke that chiefly affected his right leg. Rehab restored use of the leg, but right foot remains swollen. We've been told this is a common consequence of the stroke. Why? Can anything be done?
     
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    atti_editor responded:
    How is your husband doing now? I hope that the swelling has subsided. If not, this article has some information on swelling and what can be done to combat it -- including speaking with a physical therapist to identify exercises and massages that can help move fluid out of the leg: http://www.webmd.com/stroke/tc/stroke-preventing-injury-in-affected-limbs-topic-overview

    Please let us know how he is doing. We wish him the best in his recovery!


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