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A 27-year-old female asked:

i think i have an inflamed tendon in my right foot, what are the symptoms and causes? can colloidal silver help in treating cancer, what are its uses?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Pain: inflammation of a tendon can cause pain, swelling. Colloidal silver silver is often used in external applications to prevent wound infection. Internal ingestion of colloidal silver does not have much scientific evidence supporting use. Excessive use can lead to permanent bluish discoloration of the skin. So use only with the direction of your physician .
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Vague: You may have the beginning of an inflammation called Plantar fasciitis, which can create heel pain too. You may want to consult a physical therapist. There are some therapies that may help decrease your discomfort (if that is what you have,) such as rolling a frozen plastic water bottle back and forth with your foot, while applying pressure. Colloidal silver- many opinions on results
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Irritation of tendon: Irritation of tendon in sheath leads to tendonitis or ganglion cyst from fluid building in sheath In terms of silver, these products designed to control bacterial infections when delivered in solubilized or colloidal form. Also used to treat infections due to yeast; bacteria (tuberculosis, Lyme disease, pneumonia, gonorrhea, syphilis), Colloidal silver contain both soluble and particle Ag.

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