I have a very sore leg from inflammation in surface veins. Went to the doctor last week, and they weren't alarmed but didn't have much to suggest for palliation, either. Do you have any experience soothing superficial thrombophlebitis?
Preface: You're not my doctor (YOU'RE NOT THE DOCTOR OF ME!
), and none of this is medical advice.
Background: I saw a doctor a week ago and was diagnosed with superficial thrombophlebitis
in one leg, which means inflammation due to blood clots in surface veins. The doctor didn't say much about what to do, though, other than "Yeah, keep taking ibuprofen," and maybe try a compression stocking.
Current coping measures: I'm taking ibuprofen, elevating the leg when possible (though it's not easily done for most of the workday), and strapping a heat compress to my leg all night while sleeping.
Question: In the meantime, it's still quite painful and really affects the mobility around the knee. So I'm wondering, has anyone here had experience with this condition? Are there tactics you used or have seen used to help make it less painful and bothersome?