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This is my first post, so I apologise in advance if I'm doing it wrong.
In October of 2011, I had a very severe bout of cellulitis, primarily in my right foot and lower leg. I was told at the time that there'd be some kind of permanent tissue damage, and ever since my foot and ankle have tended to swell from time to time. Most often, it happens in hot weather or after exercise if I've not been able to rest it. However, resting it for a little while has always put it right.
Recently, I've started working ten hour days, and since the weather became hot (not long ago, admittedly) I've noticed it swelling significantly - more than usual - by the end of the day. It's also starting to hurt, and it takes rather longer to recover when I'm able to get home and rest it. There's no possibility of resting or elevating at work.
Given that I know what's happening, I don't want to waste time making a gp appointment merely to ask for advice, so a friend pointed me in this direction. What I came to ask was how I should be looking after the foot. Is simply resting and elevating it when I get home the best (or, indeed, only) plan? Or is there something else I should be doing to look after it?
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