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Sprained my Plantar Fascia, seems to be healing good but when I stand my leg and foot turns red and it hurts. Lying back down the symptoms subside.

Sprained my Plantar Fascia, seems to be healing good but when I stand my leg and foot turns red and it hurts. Lying back down the symptoms subside.

Could be a Problem.: You symptoms are describing to some extent a deep vein thrombosis. This condition, can be extremely dangerous and you need to take immediate action to have it treated. The fact that your leg also turns red and hurts is troubling. Call your family physician immediately. In the mean time, elevate your leg and apply moist heat. This is one time where it is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I fractured my 2nd metatarsal and I used cast boot for 4 weeks but there is still pain at night mostly and after a shower my foot turns red/blue/thin?

I fractured my 2nd metatarsal and I used cast boot for 4 weeks but there is still pain at night mostly and after a shower my foot turns red/blue/thin?

Healing is slow: It is unusual that unless significant trauma you would break the 2dn metatarsal. How is your vitamin D3 level? I think it hurst more at night since you have been on your feet during the day. ...Read more

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My ankle is sprained and swelling/ bruesing are gone but sometiemes my whole foot turns dark red but it has circulation what does it mean?

My ankle is sprained and swelling/ bruesing are gone but sometiemes my whole foot turns dark red but it has circulation what does it mean?

Bruising to ankle: After a sprain, there can be bruising to the top of the foot from breakage of small capillaries which can lead to bruising.

After any injury, the body sends more blood to the area to repair the sprain so you may get some redness when the foot is down or in the dependant position. This should improve when the foot is raised up. ...Read more

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Why would a foot and leg turn bluish red when upright after scl surgrry?

Why would a foot and leg turn bluish red when upright after scl surgrry?

Clot: Sounds like you might be getting a clot. Go to the er and get it evaluated asap. ...Read more

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I had my nonweight bearing cast removed a week ago now in a boot sense putting weight on my foot it swells and turns red is this normal?

I had my nonweight bearing cast removed a week ago now in a boot sense putting weight on my foot it swells and turns red is this normal?

Foot swelling: This is not unusual. Your leg needs to acclimate to the new stresses on it. This should go away with time. Try to intermittently elevated the leg to get rid of the redness. If the redness does not go away check with your doctor to make sure you do not have an infection. ...Read more

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Why does my wife's feet and ankles turn red everytime she gets out the shower?

Why does my wife's feet and ankles turn red everytime she gets out the shower?

Red ankles: Red ankles can occur after a hot shower due to the increased circulation from the dermal capillaries which are near the surface. ...Read more

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When I shower my feet turn really red they also turn red when I stand for a long time & when I just sit in school why is this?

When I shower my feet turn really red they also turn red when I stand for a long time & when I just sit in school why is this?

You may have some: Degree of neuropathy or hypersensitivity to local swelling from dependence position... The simplest explanation is blood pooling in the extremities, which could be a symptom of several conditions including poor circulation, to deep vein thrombosis, to obesity, to venous stasis disorder. If this continues, you need to see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm sitting here with a friend and she mentioned that, at night, her feet always turn red and feel hot, sometimes itchy. She is a 26 y/o female.

I'm sitting here with a friend and she mentioned that, at night, her feet always turn red and feel hot, sometimes itchy. She is a 26 y/o female.

It is possible that: There is a nerve impingement secondary to the position she may keep at night such as laying down.
It may be prudent to have an emg/ncv but I would suggest having the test performed while she is in the same position that causes the problem. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn red when I run?

Why do my feet turn red when I run?

Vasodilatation: Your feet as all of your muscles depend on blood rich oxygen to supply them with energy as you excercise you need more and the red is from the oxygenated blood to the tissues. ...Read more

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Feet turn red/swell when standing/walking a lot or hot shower. Relieved by sitting with feet up. Also cold a lot. Circulation issue?

Feet turn red/swell when standing/walking a lot or hot shower. Relieved by sitting with feet up. Also cold a lot. Circulation issue?

Vascular: Because of the fact that the pain is relieved by raising ur legs indicates a vascular insufficiency. For whatever reason blood is having trouble getting back to ur heart. Varicose vein insufficiency should be evaluated by a vascular specialist. U should see one right away ...Read more

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My fiance from his knees to his feet become swollen turn red the skin becomes flakey and he has spider viens. Its very painful. What could this be.?

My fiance from his knees to his feet become swollen turn red the skin becomes flakey and he has spider viens. Its very painful. What could this be.?

Need exam & tests: She could have chronic venous insufficiency, phlebitis, weakness of heart, low proteins, etc, she need to see her doctor for tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I know I have P.A.D. but was also told that I have vascular disease as well, what does this mean and could that be why my feet turn red even laying.?

I know I have P.A.D. but was also told that I have vascular disease as well, what does this mean and could that be why my feet turn red even laying.?

Red by resting.: Peripheral vascular disease or PAD is a form of vascular disease. When the arms or legs are involved, it is termed peripheral. The nature of the condition is that tissues are being deprived of oxygen rich blood because of the narrowing of the blood vessels to the tissues. Elevating the legs causes an over supply of blood to the starved tissue resulting in the now oxygen rich tissue to turn red. ...Read more

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Why do my feet and hands turn red when I walk or exercise, they are not hot?

Why do my feet and hands turn red when I walk or exercise, they are not hot?

Demand & Gravity.: Exercising causes more blood to be pumped to the muscles that are being heavily exerted and less to those that are not. This may cause less blood to flow to the hands and feet, causing the vessels to dilate to receive more blood. Because of the peripheral location of the hands and feet, blood has a harder time returning to the heart. This slowdown causes swelling and redness to the hands and feet. ...Read more

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Why do my hands, feet and sometimes face of my overweight spouse often turn red to purple?

Why do my hands, feet and sometimes face of my overweight spouse often turn red to purple?

Vascular: That means that blood vessels in the skin become dilated. The vascular bed (ciculation) is controlled by the autonomic (automatic) nervous system where the control mechanisms are in the lower brain. This depends on the efficiency of oxidative metabolism that is, in turn, affected by diet. If it fits your case, get rid of all the sugar and sweeeteners, diet drinks etc etc. ...Read more

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Deep ache in ankles and feet as well as neuropathy. Feet are turning blue and purple and feel cold but turn red in the shower. What is this?

Deep ache in ankles and feet as well as neuropathy. Feet are turning blue and purple and feel cold but turn red in the shower. What is this?

Get it evaluated: It could be a combination of different problems. It could be neuropathy along with, vasculitis or peripheral vascular disease. If you smoke, stop! Get evaluated and treated by your physician to prevent potential complications. ...Read more

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I have a these bump on my foot that look like ant bites at first then turn red all around it. When one leaves another will come up. What are they?

I have a these bump on my foot that look like ant bites at first then turn red all around it. When one leaves another will come up. What are they?

While you sleep.: Many bug bites are as you describe. I would be most concerned about the possibility of beg bugs. They do their work at night, usually not painful and take a while for the realization to become apparent. Check your bed and mattress thoroughly for the critters. You might have the bite sites evaluated. ...Read more

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When I am taking a shower or doing dishes my feet start to burn and tingle and turn red. This also happens when im standing outside on a hot day. Why?

When I am taking a shower or doing dishes my feet start to burn and tingle and turn red. This also happens when im standing outside on a hot day. Why?

Heat sensitivity: This represents vascular reaction to heat with localized increased circulation. Treatment options are avoiding heat, although Aspirin can could be used in some cases as preventive. If Aspirin is allowed try one a day. If it persists see doctor for doppler study of circulation. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn red all the time? An why am I so quick to get bruises they turn red while I stand, sit or in the shower. An I will wake up with new bruises an not know where they came from

Why do my feet turn red all the time? An why am I so quick to get bruises they turn red while I stand, sit or in the shower. An I will wake up with new bruises an not know where they came from

If: If the redness seems to be associated with gravity (standing / sitting, relieved by lying down), as well as exposure to increased temperatures (like in the shower), it sounds like what you're experiencing is vascular in origin. You know, those little tubes that bring blood to and from our feet and legs.

Arteries, which bring blood from the heart and to the feet, are surrounded by a layer of smooth muscle that are controlled by autonomic nerves. These nerves control to what extent the arteries are dilated or constricted. If there is a problem with the autonomic nerves, your blood vessels may be dilating more than they should with gravity or exposure to warmth.

The best place to start is a vascular surgeon, who will do pulse-volume recordings on your legs to access your circulation. It takes about 20 minutes and is 100% painless (they use blood pressure cuffs and a doppler ultrasound listening device).

There is also a condition called erythromelalgia, which is a condition where the skin turns red from a disturbance of the arterial system. It's pretty rare and usually pretty painful. And the vascular guy is still your first stop in getting to the bottom of this.

Good luck. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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My hands feet knees swell and hurt and turn red. My dr said its nothing because all my blood work is normal what do I do?

My hands feet knees swell and hurt and turn red. My dr said its nothing because all my blood work is normal what do I do?

Treat your symptoms: The blood tests can be a guide, but you need teh appropraite blood tests. Beyond that your examination is crucial. This may be the situation where your physican sends you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Lately when I've been walking my outter toes & feet turn red, no pain. I have flat, wide feet. I eat healthy, workout too. What is it? Will I die?

Lately when I've been walking my outter toes & feet turn red, no pain. I have flat, wide feet. I eat healthy, workout too. What is it? Will I die?

Red feet: Please see your doctor or a foot doctor. This MAY be related to the shoes you are wearing or a medical condition. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My feet turn red and feel burning sensation after I'm on them for short periods of time. I'm 29 years old. What would cause this? It's very uncomforta

My feet turn red and feel burning sensation after I'm on them for short periods of time. I'm 29 years old. What would cause this? It's very uncomforta

Plan: It's impossible to give you professional answer not seeing your feet. You need to see podiatrist or your primary doctor to discuss this problems. Better to have picture of "redness " of your feet and exact time and activity prior these symptoms. Prepare yourself for appointment. Please. ...Read more

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I got hit with a ball on the side of my face near the eye and my eye turn red, after a few hour the redness is reduce. Should I still go to doc?

I got hit with a ball on the side of my face near the eye and my eye turn red, after a few hour the redness is reduce. Should I still go to doc?

See answer: The eye is protected by being recessed in its boney socket. Generally, if vision is ok and there is no pain it's less likely any serious injury occurred. But to be on the safe side you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My feet are starting to tingle and burn. I have issues of my feet turn red on occasion. I had blood work done last year and my glucose is perfect.

My feet are starting to tingle and burn. I have issues of my feet turn red on occasion. I had blood work done last year and my glucose is perfect.

Tingling and burning: Diabetes is not the only condition that causes tingling burning and swollen feet. Have your podiatrist or internal medicine doctor check you for other causes such as circulatory problems, alcohol abuse and there are several others. ...Read more

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My feet always give me pain I have flat feet n my doc told me they'd cauz me pain later on. They alwys burn and turn red. Wen I touch thm thy turn white?

My feet always give me pain I have flat feet n my doc told me they'd cauz me pain later on. They alwys burn and turn red. Wen I touch thm thy turn white?

Options for your: Flatfeet are orthotics, a brace or surgery.
Depending on how bad the flatfoot is and how flexible there are different types of surgery. If your feet "always are in pain" you should seek treatment. ...Read more

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In a cold environment my feet turn blue/purple an my toes sometimes go numb if I'm in a warm envir. My feet turn red an toes feel like they're on fire?

In a cold environment my feet turn blue/purple an my toes sometimes go numb if I'm in a warm envir. My feet turn red an toes feel like they're on fire?

Raynaud's: The problem you describe is known as Raynaud's. In a young person like yourself this tends to be a more benign condition. It is basically an exaggerated response to the cold whereby the small blood vessels in hands and feet constrict to preserve heat in the body's core. Patients should avoid cold, use gloves, and avoid smoking. An appointment with your doctor would be helpful. ...Read more

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When walking in warm weather with flip flops my feet get warm and toes turn red?

When walking in warm weather with flip flops my feet get warm and toes turn red?

REALLY NOT GOOD FOR-: -walking except briefly, as U have 2 flex Ur toes with each step 2 keep the flip-flops from falling off when U R in the swing phase. Can B irritating 2 the toes, also could it B from the sun exposure? ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn red burn and swell my hand do it to and they get itchy it's not all the time it just happens sometimes.

Why do my feet turn red burn and swell my hand do it to and they get itchy it's not all the time it just happens sometimes.

Timing is everything: There are many possibilities as to why your feet and hands are doing this. Because they do not react like this all the time, I would recommend that you make a journal describing the particulars. Time, place, environmental temperature and the like to be included. A photograph of the condition would be great to have. This would make solving your condition easier. Reaction to cold may be involved. ...Read more

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Why do my feet turn red or sometimes purple and start to burn, itch and get tingly when I stand for to long? I'm not over weight and I drink water

Why do my feet turn red or sometimes purple and start to burn, itch and get tingly when I stand for to long? I'm not over weight and I drink water

Feet problem: There could be a number of reasons for your feet to turn read or purple. Please try and get an appointment with your primary doctor as soon as possible.
An alternative would be to have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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