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With some swelling of bruised lower legs, can one safely fly

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with some swelling of bruised lower legs, can one safely fly
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

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yes, you can fly safely with some swelling and bruising in your legs

make sure you flex your legs and calf and heels during the flight to decrease chances for blood clots.

on flights with sitting for a long period of time, you can have more swelling and blood pooling in your legs.

flexing your leg muscles and feet and heels and calf muscles can help with that somewhat.

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