Care recipient’s cr legs swell and are sometimes painful when he travels on long car or airline flights

Try: If getting up out of the seat is not possible or permitted try doing some exercises in the seat to increase blood circulation perform the exercise for 15 seconds once an hour head and shoulder rotations gently roll head clockwise and then counterclockwise and keep shoulders relaxed then gently roll shoulders forwards and backwards

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Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

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References: reducing your risk of deep vein thrombosis during airline travel 2001 available at www health harvard edu

Keywords: Leg cramps leg pain swollen legs head shoulder travel taking long trips long car rides air travel

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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