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Foot Soak For Swollen Feet
@ Ur age wearing a--: -tight knee brace, or tight elastic sox, otherwise U really need 2 have this evaluated 4 a serious underlying cardiovascular origin or renal cause. If U find a cause due 2 tight something on Ur legs, get in 2 C Ur PCP soon.
Edema: Swelling of your feet and ankles are likely due to excess fluid trapped in your tissues, called edema. It has many potential causes, including medications (calcium channel blockers, etc), venous insufficiency, arthritis, heart failure, liver disease or kidney disease. It would be a good idea to see a doctor for evaluation.See 2 more doctor answers
Find the cause 1st: There may be many treatments for swollen feet. However, the more important question is why they are swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. One in your area can be found at www. Aofas. Org.
Need assessment: If there is persistant swelling, it needs to be checked out. I would not want to speculate on all the causes. Renal concerns, vascular problems, allergies and autoimmune/hematologic and cardiac conditions have to be considered if it is persistant. So it is best to see a pediatrician.
Probably not.: Swollen feet have many causes. Did you sustain an injury? Do you have lower extremity circulatory problems? Do you have congestive heart failure? All these conditions, and more, can cause swelling in the lower extremities. Although aspirin is somewhat of an anti-inflammatory medication, it usually does not treat overt swelling. You should seek professional help for diagnosis and treatment.See 1 more doctor answer