What Does A Blood Clot In Your Leg Feel Like?

Symptoms and signs of DVT occur in the leg with the blood clot, and include:

  • Swelling.
  • Pain.
  • Redness.
  • Warmth to the touch.
  • Worsening leg pain when bending the foot.
  • Leg cramps (especially at night and/or in the calf)
  • Discoloration of skin.

How do I know if I have a blood clot in my leg?

Symptoms and signs of DVT occur in the leg with the blood clot, and include:

  1. Swelling.
  2. Pain.
  3. Redness.
  4. Warmth to the touch.
  5. Worsening leg pain when bending the foot.
  6. Leg cramps (especially at night and/or in the calf)
  7. Discoloration of skin.

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.

Do blood clots go away on their own?

Blood clots can also cause heart attack or stroke. Blood clots do go away on their own, as the body naturally breaks down and absorbs the clot over weeks to months. Depending on the location of the blood clot, it can be dangerous and you may need treatment.

Does a blood clot feel like a pulled muscle?

If you feel a pain in your leg, it’s likely a cramp or a pulled muscle. But it could be a much more serious condition: blood clots of deep vein thrombosis, also called DVT. A clot can cause problems even if it remains in the leg.