The leg in the plaster swells and turns blue

Leg in plaster

Fracture of foot is a violation of the integrity of one or more bones of the lower limb. Such a trauma often occurs as a result of careless movement along the street or in the house, an accident, a fall from a height. It can arise and because of a very small load, if a person suffers from osteoporosis. After the fracture, plaster( normal or plastic) is applied to the foot in almost 100% of cases.

How much should I wear gypsum?

How to walk in a cast after a leg fracture is determined by the doctor, based on how severe the injury and exactly where it is. If the ankle was broken, but there is no bias, it is necessary to wear a plaster bandage from 4 to 7 weeks. Those who have shifted their bones will have to spend up to 3 months in the cast. When the tibia is included in the fracture, the limb is immobilized for 4 months.

Was the shin broken without bias? The leg in the cast should stay about 3 months. In case of a fracture of the foot, it should be fixed in the immobile state for only 1.5 months, but if there is a bias this period may increase up to 3 months. Phalanges of the fingers heal much faster than other bones of the lower limb. If fractured, they will be plastered for 2 weeks.

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If the fracture is open or the bones have been displaced, it is impossible to step on the leg in a plaster, but can this be done when there are no such complications? With any violation of the integrity of the bones of the lower limb, loads must be avoided. At first, the patient is advised not to step on his leg at all, but after a few weeks you can move around, resting a little on the limb, and even engage in physiotherapy exercises.

Foot swelling in plaster

Very often the leg in the cast is swelling. Tumescence occurs when:

  • infringement of inflow or outflow of a liquid;
  • slow lymph circulation;
  • damage to the lymphatic duct;
  • violation of the integrity of ligaments or muscles.

The edema appears also in cases when the plaster bandage is superimposed too tightly. It can be accompanied by severe pain in the place of fracture. To remove swelling, you need to restore the

muscle activity and activate blood circulation. For this it is necessary: ​​
  • rubbing and massaging the feet regularly;
  • make baths with sea salt;
  • to carry out magnetotherapy.

There are cases when swelling occurs immediately after the plaster is removed from the foot. To protect yourself from such complications, the patient should carry out the removal of the plaster bandage only on the instructions of the doctor and after the X-ray examination.

How to remove the swelling of the foot in the plaster

Unsuccessfully falling or hitting, you can injure your leg until the fracture. This is a complex violation, which entails a long period of treatment and recovery. Quite often, such damage is accompanied by swelling, it can appear immediately after the injury, during the wearing of the cast or after it has been removed. Practically all patients with a fracture complain that the leg in the cast is swelling.

Causes of foot swelling under plaster

The swelling is accompanied by a severe aching pain at the site of the fracture, and when the dressing is removed, a discoloration of the skin is detected, that is, a huge bruise. With an open fracture, comminuted, intraarticular, or with an offset leg, and at all can swell completely.

The swelling of the foot under the gypsum is due to the infringement of the inflow and outflow of fluid in the intercellular space. Among the causes of this phenomenon may be damage to the lymphatic duct, slow lymph circulation, interruptions in blood circulation, damage or disruption of the integrity of muscles and ligaments. This also happens when there is insufficient joint development. Sometimes, the cast is superimposed too tightly, which causes an even greater accumulation of fluid. In this case, you need to contact your doctor, after a preliminary examination, he will be able to bandage his leg.

This problem can be either a reaction of the body to trauma, or a consequence of thrombosis or other problems with the veins. Then it is necessary to pass an ultrasound examination or a duplex scan of veins in order to detect venous diseases.

Methods of removing the swelling of the foot under the plaster of the

When the leg is worn out under the gypsum, the actions are directed to make the walls of the vessels more durable, normalize the blood flow and eliminate stagnant phenomena.

In order to minimize edema and activate blood circulation, it is necessary to restore muscle activity. To do this, rubbed and massaged feet, baths with herbal infusions and sea salt, as well as warming up using wax or ozocerite, are effective and magnetotherapy.

Doctors prescribe drugs to accelerate the growth of bone calluses, as well as analgesics for pain relief. However, it is possible to speed up the process of bone splicing by revising your diet. It is worth paying attention to calcium and phosphorus-containing foods: milk, cottage cheese, cheese, sour milk products, grapes, currants, beets, carrots, cherries, bran, almonds, liver, shrimp, spinach, sea kale, beans, green peas, parsley and others.

To avoid having to deal with such a problem, it is better to prevent her education. Keep your foot in a horizontal position, slightly elevated, for this purpose a small pillow or roller is ideal, you can not stand on your foot and lean on it when walking.

In order to protect yourself from swelling after removal of gypsum, you need to remove it only after passing an X-ray examination and only according to the doctor's instructions, you can not do this before and yourself, then for prevention, you should wear an elastic bandage or special orthosis. At first it is necessary to avoid heavy loads, but at the same time to engage in exercise therapy before the onset of pain, it is good to apply hydromassage and gymnastics in a hot bath.

Consultation of the orthopedist to remove the foot swelling under the cast

When the leg in the casts is swollen, many patients come to the doctor with the question: "what to do?".In most cases, the cause is clear, and the doctor will immediately talk about measures to combat swelling, if there is a suspicion of thrombosis, ultrasound is prescribed, in case of confirmation of fear, conservative treatment is performed.

Sometimes a patient is confronted with a large swelling, which not only causes discomfort, but also interferes with movement up to the complete restriction of movements. In most cases, this is caused by a pinch of the artery by the bone. At such displays it is necessary to address immediately to the doctor, as the leg can completely atrophy.

Why is a blue leg under the cast?

igor kertsman Igor Kertzman

Urgent to the doctor! It should not be.

Dmitry Lvov

consult a doctor. Probably too much cast was cast. The leg becomes numb from this. If the pain goes away, it was a bruise from a fracture. It happens that it dissolves for a long time. Mum deep compassion


plaster cast incorrectly, apparently the doctor is bad, in general remove this and put another


circulatory disorder


If the circular plaster bandage( which in principle should not be) neatly cut lengthwise! URGENTLY!Otherwise, there will be gangrene of limbs and the leg will be amputated!
If plaster lingeta, then unwind the bandage and bandage is not so tight. You can massage your foot a little until the blood circulation is restored.
If the cyanosis does not pass after weakening the plaster and the limb is cold, then the situation is extremely serious! URGENTLY to the doctors!

vladimir climov

One of the sarcasm of modern medicine, when
stone fortress impregnates on the beginner to swell the surface!?!? The edema simply has nowhere to go, and it tears the vessels, pouring into the tissues and
under the skin, do not be surprised by the black blisters from the blood.... But alas, in a strange monastery, with your mouth
you no one goes. ... Nobody will take off the gypsum, but after 5 days the swelling will come down, and the pain will pass, though
ha will start hanging out in it, but thisat least it does not hurt. ... And enough would be a piece of cardboard or light rifle
tires. ...


Yes!to the doctor! Gypsum, most likely, is incorrectly imposed. And then the bones can also sprout incorrectly.

Marat Mar

You need to bend the edges of the edges a little, with scissors, most likely it's gibbs, the blood flow is broken. .. it's okay. .. you can go to the doctor too, but he'll do the same with scissors. .. and you have to endure it... You can not feel it, but it will swell even more. .. and then you will definitely have to go. .. If it's hard to cut it. .. you need to soak it a little. .. with a wet towel. .. Well, good luck, if anything. .. suddenlyTh?

fracture of the ankle, put plaster. Very swollen leg, fingers turn blue


Not correctly cast plaster.

Alexander Aleshin

Regular state. If the gypsum will reap - quickly to the doctor. And now you are right, the leg - on the pillow. But no one from the company will not drive.

~ Give the Crown, Sweet ~

is not properly cast.

Love Prigogine

Faster to the doctor, and then the blood will hit the head.
The plaster cast was not properly applied. If you do not fix it, the brains will boil.

broke her leg.strongly dumb in plaster, but this hurts even more.what to do????

Inna Dobrodeyeva

then the edema will come down, it will become easier-keep your foot higher.

admin administrator

BY CZECH the other leg so that the psychological will calm yourself! !!: -). ...


if dumb, somewhere the blood access is blocked


If the foot is tight in the cast, it must be relaxed.

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I have 2 months in the cast: -)) The leg, probably, does not grow numb, but swells? This is normal. When you sit, put your foot on the ottoman or else wherever you go, do not hold it down for a long time. At me the first month all leg or foot hurted or was ill; was sick, both joints and muscles, directly korezhelo all. A month after the application of gypsum, it became much better. Now does not hurt. But there are evenings when I go to bed, muscle spasms. If you have a pain in some place and then stop, it's normal. If it hurts in a certain place permanently and for a long time, as well as at a fracture site, go to the doctor. To me the doctor has written out anesthetized Xefokam. If you have not been discharged, buy yourself this. Just do not get carried away, take it less often. And take care of your foot.

After a fracture of the external ankle, the leg becomes red-blue


Will pass. . There is not just a fracture. . there naturally and ruptures of blood vessels, hematomas. And then the gypsum probably squeezes, the inflow is there, the outflow is bad. .. The gypsum will be removed and it will hurt also on the weather. ..

Anton Demikhov

I had exactly the same situation on the 7th of March this year, also impose a cast, he was removedafter 21 days, I can walk, but my leg still hurts, it turns blue, because the capillaries have burst, when the leg does not have a ruffling tide of live blood, so the redness is not noticeable, and when the foot is lowered the red is superimposed on the blue, there is nothing terrible, the main thingTell yourself that everything is good, nothing hurts, self-hypnosis and faith rayher medicine) will pass quickly) I will soon run)

Olga Bondarchuk

and how do you see my leg broke my ankles on March 25, only my fingers and I can see everything is rewound, the bruise appeared a week after the fracture, in the hospitalsaid that it is very good that the edema was asleep and the bruise appeared

Evgeny Vernikov

The gypsum is tight and the outflow of blood is difficult, but in general there is nothing dangerous in this.

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