To relieve symptoms like pain and swelling, your doctor might recommend:
Walking 5 or 6 times a day, if possible.
Elevating your leg.
If you are not taking an anticoagulant, your doctor might suggest that you take a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, to relieve pain. Do not take an NSAID unless your doctor tells you that it's safe for you.