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Elevation For Swelling
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 in foot- rest/immobilization for other foot (also swollen- surgery). Is swelling in uninjured foot normal? Due to decreased activity?
Your question is: A little confusing secondarily to your shorthand. The decreased activity can indeed cause swelling. However, if you had surgery on the other foot and are now putting pressure on the other foot it is also possible to get an overuse injury or even a stress fracture so I would keep that in the differential diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either one: Either one has excellent anti-inflammatory potential.Get a more detailed answer ›
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
25lb plate weight on foot severe swelling @ xray was clear. Swelling increasing w/ ice & elevation. Pain increasing. 2nd opinion when swelling reduces?
Information on cellulitis front sprained ankle. Recuperation time. Treatment besides antibiotics, elevation and ice?
Shin pain. No bruising or injury. No swelling. No heat or redness. Ice and rest help a tiny bit. Roll ankle makes pain unbearable.
Stretch muscles: "Shin splint" pain w/ no injury is best treated w/NSAIDs ( ibuprofen), stretching of your lower leg muscles ( w/ theraband) and weight loss.If no improvement consult w/ an orthopaedic surgeon for definitive diagnosis and examination.Lower limb alignment can predispose to shin pain. Other diagnoses(i.e) stress fractures,for instance have to be ruled out. Best of Luck! ...Read more
7 months after Achilles surgery and bad infections my foot is swollen, painful and hot. Reduced swelling by ice and elevation. Should i be worried?
Achilles Tendon: Achilles tendon surgery is riddled with potential complications for you, as a patient, and for the surgeon. There is very little soft tissue coverage over the tendon, which creates frequent infections and frequent wound dehiscence. Swelling may last for months after surgery. Rehab is essential. Another MRI may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No DVT?: The first thing to make sure that you don't have is a dvt. Once you are seen by a doctor and know you don't have a dvt, taking anti-inflammatory medicines, using ice, and resting the sore calf should help make you better. ...Read more
Bottom heel pain . Especially in am . No swelling bruising . Heat ice rest epsom salt , ib profen have not been successful . Pain for six months.
Have it evaluated: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Morning stiffness and swelling both wrists for several hours. Redness, pain, warmth in several joints, worse with activity. blood work negative. Ra?
Arthritis. 3 options: Osteoarthritis: blood work negative, possible family members with similar findings Autoimmune arthritis: Rheumatoid, psoriatic or other. Blood work frequently negative. Infectious/crystal-induced arthritis: Lyme disease, viral infection, syphilis, gout, pseudogout. See a rheumatologist who will sort these options out for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with a bakers cyst. Advised to rest & elevate leg, swelling and pain still no better. Now my ankle is also swollen. Blood test ruled dvt.
Swelling and pain still present after 7 weeks on cast for a Weber B1 ankle fracture, please advise.
Expected...: Activity related swelling is common after ankle fractures. This can last for several months. Check with your doctor to make sure your bone has healed and inform him/her about your pain. ...Read more
Both fine for pain.: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or: apply enzyme based meat tenderizer poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal - apply paste. Or: mix clay-like soil with water - apply. For throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911 even if an epi-pen was used. ...Read more