A DVT can leave your leg feeling inflamed and sore. The clot’s damaged your vein and it’s now causing swelling and pain. While you may not have had poor leg circulation before your first DVT, your circulation is impaired going forward. Stop swelling and improve circulation with MLD therapy.
Deep vein thrombosis can develop if you have a blood clotting disorder. It also happens if you don’t move for a long time – for instance on long flights, and after surgery or an accident when you stay in bed.
DVT is a serious health concern because clots can break free, travel your bloodstream and lodge in your lungs (pulmonary embolism). Once you’ve had a clot, you’re also at higher risk for more, and for developing leg ulcers and lymphedema.
Treatment goals with DVT are swelling reduction and improved vein function. This is achieved by a combination of lymphatic massage therapy and compression wrapping, called CDT.