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I have swelling in my hand resulting from hand surgery end

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I have swelling in my hand resulting from hand surgery end of June. Had a cast on for 6 weeks. Have benign Rbbb. Am returning to work on 9/8 as a teacher and am worried about blood pooling.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
I am sorry about your hand swelling.
you should be elevating your hand up above your heart as often as you can
when you are sitting down, you should put your hand and arm up on a pillow
icing your hand can help decrease swelling.
you can try ibuprofen with food in your stomach to help decrease pain and inflammation
when do you follow up with your hand surgeon?