Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Swelling of the Arm (one arm) Treatment

Treatment for arm or hand swelling depends on the cause.

General treatment for arm or hand swelling may include:

  • Low salt diet.
  • Fluid restriction:
    • As directed by your doctor
  • Elevate the arm or hand:
    • Above the heart if possible.
  • Diuretic medication:
    • Remove excess fluid from the body

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Swelling of the Arm (one arm) Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat arm or hand swelling:

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Last Updated: Oct 12, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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