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Broken Foot Swelling After 2 Weeks
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also.See 1 more doctor answer
Compression: Support or compression hose over the counter will help
Hard to say: Gout is characterized by intense pain, redness and swelling. If that is you, then gout is possible. If it is not, gout is unlikely. Have it evaluated.
Not likely: There are many more common and likely reasons that you notice swelling in your foot, but it's necessary to distinguish if it is one or both feet, symmetric, when it occurs (constant, cyclical), how severe it is, family history, your age and medical history, bloodwork, etc. Before being able to narrow down for you the most likely cause.See 2 more doctor answers
If this is new onset: I would recommend you inform your internist if both feet involved or podiatrist if one foot is involved.See 3 more doctor answers
Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?
Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling.See 2 more doctor answers
RICE: For minor injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling and pain. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. If your symptoms don’t improve after 48 hours, see your doctor.