Lower Leg Swelling Treatment in New Jersey
Swelling of the feet, ankles and legs (also called “edema”) is often caused by an abnormal build-up of fluids in the ankle and leg tissues. Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, especially in older people.
Symptoms of Edema
- Skin over the swollen area might look stretched and shiny.
- Pushing in gently on the swollen area with your finger for at least 5 seconds leaves a dimple in the skin
- Trouble walking
Although edema can affect any part of your body, it is commonly noticed in the hands, arms, feet, ankles and legs. Edema is a symptom associated with several different underlying diseases. Slight swelling is usually not a serious medical problem, but edema can be a long-term, progressive manifestation of the disease with serious consequences such as leg ulcers.
Taking medication to remove excess fluid and reducing the amount of salt in your food often relieves edema. When edema is a sign of an underlying disease, the disease itself requires separate treatment.
We specialize in new surgical techniques to save feet and legs, including joint reconstruction and the use of advanced wound-healing technology.
Advanced Wound/Ulcer Healing
- Genetically engineered platelet-derived growth factor Regranex)
- Genetically engineered living skin cells (Apligraf)
- Hyperbaric oxygen treatment
- Negative pressure wound healing (Wound Vac)
- Surgical debridement of wounds
Advanced Pain Management
Our doctors use advanced pain management techniques to minimize post-operative discomfort. On a scale of ten, most of our patients report a pain level of 2 or less following surgery.
Personalized Treatment Plan
We treat our patients “as if they were family” and you will receive your surgeon’s full attention before, during and after your procedure. We can even arrange for a patient who has had a similar procedure to share information with you in advance, to give you a well-rounded view of what you might expect during your own procedure and recovery.