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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Can athletes foot cause foot swelling?

Dr. Payam Rafat
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Can athletes foot cause foot swelling?

Yes...: In severe cases it can.

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


Dr. Howard Fox
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My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?

Dr. Howard Fox
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My husband's doc assessed his hernia repair site swelling and associated it with his athletes foot... Is this accurate?

The only connection: I can conjure up would be if he developed a fungal infection to his hernia site, which is pretty rare. If that is the case, he would need oral anti-fungal medicine, but only after a positive fungal culture of the hernia site. I have to admit, though, this is a stretch. I like the idea of a second opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Infection?: This may be caused by something you came in contact with...it is likely infection or a severe inflammatory reaction. See your doctor to help narrow down the diagnosis so you can be treated and get better. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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Can athletes foot cause a pinky toe to swell up and cause pain half way up a foot to the point of intense pain and unable to walk?

This does not sound: like athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is a fungal infection, which causes a red, itchy and possibly slightly painful rash, but does not cause the kind of pain and swelling you are describing. Please see your doctor to get properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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What causes foot swelling?

Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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What causes foot swelling?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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What are some causes of foot swelling?

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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What are some causes of foot swelling?

Swelling: General injury, vein weakness, infection, blood clots, fracture, and allergic reaction. There are more obviously, but these are a few. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Possible: Sunburn to the feet can cause swelling as the skin heals. It's definitely possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sourendra raut
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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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?

Dr. Sourendra raut
Board Certified, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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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?

Difficult to say: Buildup of monosodium urate crystals (aka uric acid) in tissues of the foot is frequently difficult to diagnose on x-ray and clinical exam alone. Often a blood test +/- joint aspirate (if symptoms centered around a joint) is required for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Athlete's Foot (Definition)

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the feet. A common symptom is cracked, peeling skin between the toes or side of the foot. It is contagious and can be ...Read more


Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Definition)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged ...Read more


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