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What is a treatment option for swelling in knees and legs?

The choice of treatment for swelling of the legs or ankles depends on the cause for these symptoms. If the swelling is due to dependent edema, then lifting the legs above the hips and compression stockings would help with reducing the swelling. Leg swelling due to heart failure would need more cardiac medications to address the swelling. Knee swelling from osteoarthritis would need different treatment. Therefore, it would be wise to see a family medicine doctor for further workup and evaluation.

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