Arm or Hand Swelling Overview
What is arm or hand swelling?
A person with arm or hand swelling has a collection of fluid in the tissue beneath the skin. Swelling beneath the skin of the entire arm or hand is called edema.
What are the symptoms of arm or hand swelling?
Initial symptoms of arm or hand swelling include rings that cannot be removed, a wristwatch that becomes tight, and clothes that do not fit properly. Other symptoms include weight gain and fingerprinting on the skin.
How does the doctor treat arm or hand swelling?
Treatment for arm or hand swelling depends on underlying cause. General treatment may include elevation, a low salt diet, fluid restriction, and diuretic medications.
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