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Doctor insights on: Elevate Your Feet

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Is it good to elevate your feet?

Is it good to elevate your feet?

Why not: If you have any swelling of your feet, this will help. Certainly this is a way to decrease pressure in your lower extremities and improve blood return to your heart. So if it feels good, then yes, it is good! ...Read more

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Should you elevate your feet at night after being on them all day long?

Should you elevate your feet at night after being on them all day long?

Bring swelling down.: After being on your feet all day, gravity pulls fluid in the only direction it knows... Down. You might notice them mildly swollen after a long day of walking. Keeping your feet propped up at the end of the day is relaxing and it can help return that accumulated fluid in your feet back to the rest of the body. ...Read more

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If you elevate your feet while lying on floor, will that hurt your back?

If you elevate your feet while lying on floor, will that hurt your back?

Should be fine.: You'll likely be working your abdominal muscles more than anything. With any new exercise or stretch, start at low intensity and go slow. If you're in a lot of pain... Stop. ...Read more

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If CHF how important is it to elevate your feet?

If CHF how important is it to elevate your feet?

Somewhat important: The swelling of the feet is more annoying than anything. If you elevate your feet the swelling will tend to be less but really the fluid is just being redistributed. More important is to find the cause of the CHF and to treat it appropiately. That said, elevating the feet or wearing tight support stockings will help control the annoying feet swelling. ...Read more

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How can elevating your feet be good for you?

How can elevating your feet be good for you?

Blood flow: Because blood might have been pooling in your feet/ankle region and by elevating you are removing the gravitational effects and essentially helping to return blood back to the heart. ...Read more

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Why should one elevate feet after an injury?

Why should one elevate feet after an injury?

To reduce: Or eliminate swelling. Allowing feet to remain dependent allows for gravity to pull blood in the feet. ...Read more

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How important is it to elevate one's feet if suffering shock?

How important is it to elevate one's feet if suffering shock?

Shock: Elevating legs during shock helps to keep the blood in the central cavity. It is important only for initial emergency. The need for rapid hospitalization and er assessment is ultimately more important and replacing lost fluids and blood. Call 911 immediately then tend to the patient. ...Read more

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Can not lift feet to run?

Can not lift feet to run?

Go to the Doctor: You need to be seen at the doctor urgently. You do not need to go to the er, but you must get in to be examined by your family physician or a neurologist urgently. ...Read more

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When your feet hurt, does it feel better to elevate it?

When your feet hurt, does it feel better to elevate it?

Feet hurt: The first right thing to do is to determine why they are hurting you. An evaluation by your podiatrist will accomplish this . Then you will be provided with a diagnosis and a treatment plan . ...Read more

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Why is it that the only time my ankles/back/feet quit hurting is when I elevate them?

Why is it that the only time my ankles/back/feet quit hurting is when I elevate them?

Probable swelling: If swollen then the pressure may be stimulating a nerve response. When elevated the swelling recedes and takes pressure off the nerve. ...Read more

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Show me the right way to elevate my foot?

Show me the right way to elevate my foot?

Living: You don't need a physician to tell you to get the foot off of the floor and from hanging low allowing fluids to pool in the foot by gravity. Raise the leg onto the couch or bench or pillow.... ...Read more

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It was recommended to me that i ice and elevate my foot because i may be having a reaction to a bite or something. Should i wrap the foot as well?

It was recommended to me that i ice and elevate my foot because i may be having a reaction to a bite or something. Should i wrap the foot as well?

Possibly.: if it's swelling rapidly, you don't want to cause a tourniquet effect with your wrap. You also need to keep an eye on how it looks. A spider bite can become hemorrhagic and you should see a physician immediately. if it is an allergic reaction, take an antihistamine. and if you have any difficulty breathing seek emergency care immediately. ...Read more

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Am 60 & stood for long time 1 day. Now feet have cold, tingly, bluish black soles, feel like am walking on fluid cushion. Elevate not helped. Advice?

Am 60 & stood for long time 1 day. Now feet have cold, tingly, bluish black soles, feel like am walking on fluid cushion. Elevate not helped. Advice?

Dis colored feet/: The bluish blackish discoloration is a concern. It's hard to say without evaluating you, but to be safe a visit to the ER would not hurt. If you have black discoloration of skin that can mean tissue compromise. You may have something also going on with your nerves causing the abnormal sensation of walking on a cushion. Sometimes I see problems that are vascular in combination with nerve problems. ...Read more

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Im 6.0 foot; have weighed 130 lbs as far as i can remember. Healthy overall, lift weights and do cardio regularly and eat alot. Is my weight an issue?

Im 6.0 foot; have weighed 130 lbs as far as i can remember. Healthy overall, lift weights and do cardio regularly and eat alot. Is my weight an issue?

No. For your height: You might be okay with weight around 150 lbs. Just continue whatever you are doing and don't worry about your weight. Most of us would love to have that kind of weight.
Great job of keeping it there. Your bones will be grateful to you, in future. ...Read more

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Can keeping a broken foot elevated help it heal?

Can keeping a broken foot elevated help it heal?

It helps with pain: Keeping a broken foot elevated will reduce the degree of swelling and will take pressure off of it. Those two aspects can help with healing. Your treating foot specialist should direct you on this more specifically. ...Read more

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Can a foot that becomes cold only when elevated indicate an arterial problem?

Can a foot that becomes cold only when elevated indicate an arterial problem?

Yes, could be.: Best not to elevate the leg to avoid that. And Ankle-brachial index can diagnose peripheral arterial disease.

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular_disorders/peripheral_arterial_disorders/peripheral_arterial_disease.html ...Read more

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I have drop foot but can lift it from sometimes, does that mean anything? (seated)

Yes: If this is a new symptom it warrants evaluation today. There are several possible neurologic causes some of which are more serious than others. If this is an ongoing and intermittent issue the list of possible cause changes a little but it still should be evaluated soon to prevent further neurologic decline. ...Read more

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I have major pain in my elbows and feet. Sometimes i can barely walk and it's hard to lift simple things like a purse. What is the cause of this?

Elbow-foot pain: You seem to be describing symmetrical joint pains of hands and feet. There are many possibilities including arthritis, autoimmune disease, and other illness that effects the joints. You need to call your doctor to report this and get an examination to obtain a diagnosis for the cause of your problem and get treatment as necessary. ...Read more

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How to help both feet that have gone bluish black on the soles with tingling? Appeared day after standing for long time. Have elevated but no change

How to help both feet that have gone  bluish black on the soles with tingling? Appeared day after standing for long time.  Have elevated but no change

How old are you ????: how old are you ??
IF YOU ARE IN YOUR FIFTY AND OLDER SPECIALLY IF YOU ARE DIABETIC OR A SMOKER IT COULD BE A SERIOUS CIRCULATION PROBLEM
if you are younger ,not diabetic,and not a smoker then it could ve a vein problem or a skin problem
either way go and see a doctor ...Read more

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Elevate head or feet of a hypertensive person?

Elevate head or feet of a hypertensive person?

Neither: Elevate feet, or head down if low blood pressure (hypotension); hypertension not likely to be affected. Lying down may have some modest effect. ...Read more

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How long should I keep my swollen feet elevated ?

How long should I keep my swollen feet elevated ?

Leg elevation: Uncertain the amount of time but level of foot need to be elevated well above the level if the heart such as laying flat on a couch or bed with the legs up on pillows or on the arms of the couch. ...Read more

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What is the recommended amount of time to keep a swollen foot elevated?

What is the recommended amount of time to keep a swollen foot elevated?

Swollen foot: The first right thing to do is determine the cause of the swelling , this will aid in determining the duration of elevation ( ie : how long healing takes ) . If the cause is vascular , then a referral to a vascular doctor is needed . the cause of the swelling is the key . ...Read more