Posted by: Glynnis Morris | 2009-05-04


My 31 year old daughter was involved in a car accident 2 years ago and broke her knee. Soon after she was diagnosed with DVT and put on Warfarin and compression stockings for 6 months.
In the last month her knee and leg have swolen and she is wearing the stockings again to relieve the discomfort.
I would like to know if there are any over the counter medicines which she can take to increase the circulation in her leg and will improving the circulation help.
I saw a product in Dischem for varicous veins and leg circulation but am afraid to waste my money on something that does not work.

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Dear Glynnis
Please first let her see a doctor before you treat her. It would be better to first know the cause of the swelling.

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Posted by: D | 2009-05-13

take a disprin a day(but if on warfarin - the dose should be correct and your daughter should be testing her blood every month if not maintained properly), when sleeping elevate legs, maybe put a brick or something under the matress to elevate that part, at work, if desk job, elevate legs, walk around a little dont be in sitting position for long. Research foods rich in Vitamin E and K, I forget one or the other cloths your blood and one thins the blood. The stocking should be worn daily.
Hope this helps

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