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How to Treat Swollen Arms And Hands?

  • July 26, 2023
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How to Treat Swollen Arms And Hands?

Medical Treatment:
Do the following things to ease swelling:
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Massage your arm or hand towards your body using firm, but not painful, pressure
  • Lie down and use pillows to raise the swollen area when you can
  • Move your whole arm and shoulder
  • Do not stay in the same position for long periods of time
  • Get some gentle exercise, like walking, to improve your blood flow
  • Avoid wear clothes that are too tight
  • Wash, dry and moisturize your arms or hands to avoid infections
  • Swelling or oedema treatment will depend on its cause. It may include lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or going on a low-salt diet
  • You should see your GP if your arm or hand is swollen and it gets worse, or it has not improved after treating it at home for a few days

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