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Foot Turn Red
I have noticed that my feet just half of them from the toes to the top of my foot turn Red when I stand and walk very long. What is this?
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
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
See doctor: This should be checked by your surgeon. ...Read more
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
7 weeks after a sprained ankle, the skin on my foot turns bright red after showering (no swelling/inflammation, not painful). What causes this?
See below: The heat from the water causes the blood vessels to expand and this will create increased blood flow and a red look to the skin ...Read more
Clot: Sounds like you might be getting a clot. Go to the er and get it evaluated asap. ...Read more
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
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
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.
My son is 13. When he stands, his feet turn red/purple, and he needs to move them. He cannot stand still more than a couple minutes or they hurt.
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
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.?
Parts of my feet and legs turn red when I'm in the shower and I was wondering why and it recently started happening?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
When I get cold, the my hands and the bottoms of my feet turn red, swell, and are really itchy and feel like I'm walking on balls, what's wrong?
Possible: Raynaud's syndrome or disease. See a doctor to confirm the possible diagnosis. ...Read more
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?
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.
Extremities way colder than normal. Tops of my feet turn red/purple and I can leave imprints with my fingers. If I smoke a cig I get reallyweak. Causes?
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?
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
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
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
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