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Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Overview)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged due to fluid accumulation.


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What causes foot swelling?

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. Eric Bluman
402 doctors shared insights

Foot Swelling (Overview)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged due to fluid accumulation.


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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
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Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
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Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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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 is the best treatment for foot swelling?

Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between the toes after shower or bath
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

How should I get rid of foot or ankle swelling from psoriasis?

Elevation of feet/le: Elevation of feet and lower legs on pillows, especially at night while asleep, then applying support hose before getting out of bed in am, to prevent swelling during the day. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my foot from swelling for days at a time?

What can I do to prevent my foot from swelling for days at a time?

Figure out: why its swelling….is it your heart? your kidneys? venous insufficiency? usually the Internist can help in finding the cause. ...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