A leg problem that can go unnoticed by some is deep vein thrombosis. DVT is a blood clot in a deep vein which can occur anywhere in the leg, thigh, pelvis or arm. A main cause is immobility, and can possibly lead to other complications including severe illness or even death. DVT can stem from nothing getting up and moving around enough. The disease is most common in patients that are immobilized and patients generally tend to be older.
- Signs & Symptoms of DVT:
- Unusual swelling/Pain in the extremities
- Redness or Warmth
- Feeling of Clotting
- Chest Heaviness