Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins of your body, usually in your legs, but sometimes in your arm.
Swelling, usually in one leg (or arm) Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse.
Reddish or bluish skin discoloration.
How do you treat a blood clot in the leg at home?
To ease the pain and swelling of a DVT, you can try the following at home:
- Wear graduated compression stockings. These specially fitted stockings are tight at the feet and become gradually looser up on the leg, creating gentle pressure that keeps blood from pooling and clotting.
- Elevate the affected leg.
- Take walks.
How do they treat a blood clot in the leg?
Treatments include medications, compression stockings and elevating the affected leg. If the blood clot is extensive, you may need more invasive testing and treatment. The main goals of treatment are to: Stop the clot from getting bigger.
How do you know if you have a Bloodclot?
A blood clot in your leg or arm can have various symptoms, including:
- a warm sensation.
- reddish discoloration.