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Calf, foot swelling when sitting too long, what's wrong?

Calf, foot swelling when sitting too long, what's wrong?

Insuffiency: Usually when you have swelling in your feet and legs when sitting it is due to a condition called venous insuffiency. The veins in the legs do not work well and retain fluid which should be circulated through out the body. This fluid is then retained in the skin. If left untreated it can lead to cellulitis (skin infection) and wounds. ...Read more

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


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I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

Discuss with your MD: All of these symptoms may be local musculo-skeletal problems but you need to talk to your doctor. Cramps could be an electrolyte disorder. One sided swelling could be venous insufficiency but it could be phlebitis. The leg falling asleep is most likely a compression of a nerve while you are asleep. However, you have a number of leg questions that requires someone seeing you personally. ...Read more

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Foot beesting local reaction foot swelling increase sitting standing legs dependent 72 hours foot stillfit in shoe not pass ankle are oral antibiotic?

Foot beesting local reaction foot swelling increase sitting standing legs dependent 72 hours foot stillfit in shoe not pass ankle are oral antibiotic?

Bee sting: Typically, with most bee stings, one will notice localized redness and swelling to the affected site. Oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ice and/or a topical 'anti-itch' ointment should help symptoms. Should one experience any throat or facial swelling with difficulty getting a full-breath, go to emergency care. With redness staying local, antibiotics are not needed. Your doc should be consulted with any change. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot swelling?

How can I treat foot swelling?

Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more

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How do you treat foot swelling?

How do you treat foot swelling?

Elevate: First find the cause. It can be caused by many things some minor and some serious. I suggest you be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the feet swelling?

What can be done to reduce the feet swelling?

It depends...: It all depends on what is the reason why you are having swelling. If you don't suffer of any illness a very common reason is what is called dependent edema if you stand up or are on your feet for a long time during the day. In that case elevation of your feet for 20-30 minutes can help. Also if you consume a lot of salt or sodium that can cause it so try to go low on that in your diet. ...Read more

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Why are my feet swelling?

Why are my feet swelling?

Gravity: Gravity pulls "excessive" fluid to the lowest part of your body. Excess fluid is either due to increased permeability of your vessels, increased fluid volume or inability to pump it. ...Read more

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Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

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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Why are my ankles/feet swelling up?

Why are my ankles/feet swelling up?

Many reasons: This could be anything from an injury to high blood pressure to kidney disease.
See a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate my foot swelling?

How can I alleviate my foot swelling?

Depends why: You have it...I.E trauma, infection, venous insufficency, hypertenton, poor kidney function, side effect of medicine, too much salt intake etc... ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot swelling and foot pain.

I am experiencing foot swelling and foot pain.

Any trauma?: Don't know history of why but you might have overtrained, poor shoe fit, not wide enough, mesh type sneakers that strecth and good soft inserts with arch support good, new balance has good ones; if swelling and pain could be blood clot if smoker and birth control pills or obese. Use excedrin [generic fine] for pain or alve, ice it over a sock and elevate it above heart [pillow under foot lying ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can reduce my foot swelling?

It would depend: On what caused the swelling.....Injury? Varicose veins? A clot in your leg?
All three for example should be treated differently... ...Read more

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Left foot swelling. No injury? What can cause this?

Left foot swelling. No injury? What can cause this?

Many causes: If it is just one leg and you are having pain, please go to the ER to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

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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I want to know what's the reason for feet swelling?

I want to know what's the reason for feet swelling?

Swelling: Often caused by venous insufficiency or lymphedema where fluid will accumulate in feet and legs: especially after being on feet or sitting with legs hanging down. Congestive heart failure is also a possibility. See your physician for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have foot swelling at side of foot.?

What to do if I have foot swelling at side of foot.?

See a specialist: If you have unexplained swelling on the side of your foot it could be one of several issues including an ankle sprain, tendinitis, a bone spur or a fracture. I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for examination. ...Read more

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What could tingling and feet swelling be a symptom of?

What could tingling and feet swelling be a symptom of?

Feet tingle swelling: There could be many - diabetic neuropathy, heart failure, peripheral neuropathy, vascular flow issues in the foot, excessive alcohol intake, smoking related vascular damage, etc....At your age have it checked out. ...Read more