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Re: swollen ankle and knee!
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Re: swollen ankle and knee!

On the internet go to Lymphoedema Support Group of NSW you will immediatley find yourself amongst the most informed bunch of friendly people where any questions can be asked and will be answered in a knowledgeable way.

My lymphoedema is in the same leg as the original injury.Herbs are not going to do anything for you in this situation.

Shoes?!! The most comfortable pair of shoes you can afford.
They should have good arch support and not PINCH...anywhere. If they pinch then the the foot and area concerned will swell even more.So you need the widest fitting that your foot needs. You can always put an inner sole in the other shoe. The only shoes I have found that meet my needs completely are the newest Josef Seibel ones. They have just issued a much wider model and I am so thankful to have found them. I do not know where you live so I cannot tell you if you will find them in your country. But what I can tell you is that their comfort and fit is unsurpassed and worth every penny of the price. I suggest that you explore their site on the internet and write to them for stockists in your country or maybe even buy from them direct.
I do urge you to go to the lymphoedema support group will be of a great help I feel. I wish it had been around when I needed it ten years ago. You can get the leg looking virtually normal but it does need a committment by both of you to the massaging and everything else that you need to do. There is also an over the counter preparation called PAROVEN which is a product of Ciba-Geigy.It is for the relief of swollen, heavy and painful legs, oedema of the ankles and pain and oedema associated with varicose veins.( could the latter be the problem?)I found this excellent especially in hot and mayble humid weather . I hope that this is of some help. Please let me know how you get on with all this information. I will leave you with my

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