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I have pain in ball of my foot starting from under big toe to the outside edge of ball of foot, are there any home/ natural remedies for this issue?

I have pain in ball of my foot starting from under big toe to the outside edge of ball of foot,  are there any home/ natural remedies for this issue?

Pad the area: Try padding the area with a spenco liner, purchased at a sporting goods store. Also be sure you are wearing good supportive shoes. ...Read more

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Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more

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Any experience with this: http://www.Myfootshop.Com/detail.Asp?Productid=732# for turf toe/spur at ball of foot on bottom? Good?

Any experience with this: http://www.Myfootshop.Com/detail.Asp?Productid=732# for turf toe/spur at ball of foot on bottom? Good?

Save your money: You could get the same result by taping your great toe with longitudinal strips that hold the toe stable and prevents the toe from flexing. If the problem has been ongoing for a long time, make sure to see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What's the cure for a swollen foot?

What's the cure for a swollen foot?

Swollen foot: The first right thing to do is determine the cause of the swelling. Then the appropriate treatment can be administered . ...Read more

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I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

I have my foot swollen from gout, what is the most effective treatment for it?

Anti-inflammatories: Acute gout is best treated with anti-inflammatory medications. Naproxyn, indomethacin, Ibuprofen and many other type drugs work well. Some physicians will use steroid drugs like prednisone. This all depends on your medical history and medicaitons you are on. Colchinine works very wee also but is an older treatment. All have side effects. Not all are comfortable using colchicine. ...Read more

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What doctor to see for swollen toes and ball of foot?

What doctor to see for swollen toes and ball of foot?

A podiatrist: A podiatrist is a specialist trained in the care and treatment of foot and ankle conditions. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously. The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs

What kind of antibiotic is best for a foot infection following treatment for plantar warts? Had cryo liquid nitrogen and canthacur treatment on foot for several plantar warts 2 days previously.  The post treatment instructions said to call with any signs

SIGNS OF INFECTION: Cryotherapy for warts can produce blistering, with pain, redness, swelling and a clear drainage. Although these are signs of infection, most likely it is the normal reaction to the freezing. Only by your doctor seeing it will he/she know for sure. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

What are treatments for a swollen thumb?

Find the cause first: Problems can range from tendinitis, infection, arthritis , trauma, ligament sprain, gout, tumor, tenosynovitis either septic or aseptic, systemic fluid retention, tight bandage, and others. ...Read more

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Which is a good treatment for a sore heel on bottom of foot?

Which is a good treatment for a sore heel on bottom of foot?

Depends: What type of problem is it. It could be plantar fasciitis or just a sore heel. See a podiatrist try using a gel heel cup. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bad pain in ball of foot?

What is the best treatment for bad pain in ball of foot?

Cushioning: It could be a lot of different things, but try additional cushioning in your shoes first. If the problem persists, see a local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the cure for hand swelling and wrist pain? Diuretic?

What is the cure for hand swelling and wrist pain? Diuretic?

Depends: Cure depends after seen by your physician, and finding the cause of the pain, it could be simple sprain, arthritis or some thing else, consult your physician, diuretic will be an unlikely choice. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a bad sprained foot besides (RICE). ?

What is the treatment for a bad sprained foot besides (RICE). ?

Ankle: RICE is the appropriate therapy and an NSAID. According to the Ottowa Ankle Rules though if you can not bear weight it may be more than a sprain. If so, it may be worth getting an XRAY. ...Read more

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Possible for a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Possible for a sprained small toe cause pain in ball of foot?

Yes: You may have injured the joint capsule or ligaments. If pain persists see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for a painful, swollen big toe?

What are some remedies for a painful, swollen big toe?

Depends: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Is there any type of cure or surgery to help with fallen arch flat foot  on left foot and. Does it work ? I use orthotics .

Best to Ask & Ask: There is a surgery to correct just about anything that is perceived to be wrong with a foot. Most of the surgeries work pretty well and have a predictably good outcome. Some, well, can have more risk and need to considered thoughtfully. There are several ways to treat a "fallen" arch, your best answer would be to seek several opinions from specialists familiar with the various treatment options. ...Read more

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Is vinegar good for soaking for heel of foot pain?

Is vinegar good for soaking for heel of foot pain?

Heel pain: Heel pain is deeper than the superficial remedies can help with. For ice to get deep to where the plantar fascia is hurting at the heel will probably result in frostbite to the superficial skin. See your podiatrist for the help you need. ...Read more

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I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication for treating it?

I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication for treating it?

Warm soaks: Hot compresses for 5-10 minutes, 3times a day will help treat. There are otc lid scrubs that will help clear the lashes of excess oils and lid debris that can block the oil glands. Antibiotics eye drops are not available without a prescription so an exam by an ophthalmologist is needed. ...Read more

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Arch of right foot itched terribly for 2 days. Now there is a quarter size lump on the arch of my foot that is painful to touch and swelling as well in bottom of foot. Causes???

Arch of right foot itched terribly for 2 days. Now there is a quarter size lump on the arch of my foot that is painful to touch and swelling as well in bottom of foot. Causes???

Itch and lump: Itching followed by the appearance of a lump suggests an allergic reaction(angioedema) or an insect bite. These should not be very tender to the touch,however. See your Physician or a podiatrist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I have tts and a vein in my ankle is swollen. The swollen vein is on inner side of ankle. Wht type of compression socks would help? Lower options?

I have tts and a vein in my ankle is swollen. The swollen vein is on inner side of ankle.  Wht type of compression socks would help?  Lower options?

Compression may not : Work. The tarsal tunnel is most likely arising from an enlarged, varicose vein within the tarsal canal. The tarsal canal holds the posterior tibial artery, vein and nerve, as well as 3 tendons on the inside of the ankle. When there is swelling within the canal, often this swelling compresses the nerve causing your symptoms. If 20-30mm compression stockings don't help, you may need surgery. ...Read more

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