The most common medical conditions associated with leg swelling are venous disease, lymphatic disease, leg injuries, and pregnancy. All of these conditions are treated with leg elevation. To learn more about each of these indications, click on the links below.
Some less common medical conditions associated with leg swelling include: kidney failure, malnutrition, and liver disease. Leg elevation can also reduce the swelling associated with these conditions. Finally, simply standing or sitting for several hours can cause leg swelling.
The only cause of leg swelling that may not be treated with leg elevation is leg swelling secondary to congestive heart failure (CHF). Patients with CHF may become short of breath when lying flat, and, therefore may not be able to use this product.
Visit the Leg Elevation Classroom to learn why leg elevation reduces leg swelling.