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A 30-year-old female asked:

What can cause feet and ankles to swell on both legs with a tingling burning sensation?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 16 years experience
Feet swelling: There can be lots of reasons for swelling, such as uncontrolled hypertension, arthritis, lymphedema, etc. Tingling burning pain may be specific to nerve impingement/ pathology. Depending on location of the tingling burning, it could be a neuroma, tarsal tunnel, radiculopathy (from your back), neuropathy, etc. Hope this helped.
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Dr. Chuc Dang
Podiatry 37 years experience
Foot swelling: What can cause feet & ankles to swell: there are many causes, but in a person in the 30s age group, this could be from an inherent weakness in the lymphatic circulation, causing impairment in drainage so fluids build up in the feet & ankles with prolonged standing or walking. The tingling burning sensation that comes with the foot swelling is due to sensory nerve impingemt.
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