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.
Leg pain or tenderness often described as a cramp or Charley horse.
Reddish or bluish skin discoloration.
Leg (or arm) warm to touch.
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.
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.
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.