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Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Toes red itchy and swollen on left foot from playing tennis. What's best home remedy for this?

Ice and a topical: Antifungal but if no improvement see a foot doc.
I would make sure your sneakers are the correct size as well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen ball of foot?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen ball of foot?

Swollen ball of foot: Swelling on the bottom of the foot towards the front of the foot just before the toes begin.
Pain and swelling causes can be due to neuromas, capsulitis, plantar plate tear, and skin lesions such as warts. There are many other reasons why the bottom of the forefoot will swell.
should follow up with foot specialits if you have assocoiated pain.
Good luck ...Read more

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Swollen ball of foot. Just 1 side?

Swollen ball of foot. Just 1 side?

Doctor: Unless you had an injury to the one side you need to see a doctor to check it out. ...Read more

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11 yo daughter. Swollen ball of foot. Red and painful to lightest touch. Swelling progressing. Now the size of a large egg. No fever. No injury.

11 yo daughter. Swollen ball of foot. Red and painful to lightest touch. Swelling progressing. Now the size of a large egg. No fever. No injury.

Would recommend: Getting this checked at her doctor or the ER or an orthopedist. Sounds like it could be an infection; her doctor should be able to examine her and help her. ...Read more

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Ball of foot swollen after stepped on a pin, what to do?

Ball of foot swollen after stepped on a pin, what to do?

See a foot doc: Immediately, you may have an infection that requires antibiotic and or drainage. You also may need a tetanus shot... ...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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Swollen red painful ball of foot, hurts to step, or wear shoes. Can move around if rub it?

Swollen red painful ball of foot, hurts to step, or wear shoes. Can move around if rub it?

Possible neuroma: Most likely a pinched swollen nerve which is more common in women due to shoes and certain activities.. ...Read more

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Cannot walk barefoot or wear flat shoes. Ball of foot feels swollen but doesn't look swollen. Have to wear clogs?

Cannot walk barefoot or wear flat shoes. Ball of foot feels swollen but doesn't look swollen. Have to wear clogs?

Few possibilities: Including plantar fascitiis, stress fracture, plantar plate tear among some of the more common disorders. Advise a check up with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Ball of foot swollen and tender between 3 & 4th toe. Slightly hard there. Tender to touch and walk on. Gradual onset of pain/swelling overnight.

Ball of foot swollen and tender between 3 & 4th toe. Slightly hard there. Tender to touch and walk on. Gradual onset of pain/swelling overnight.

Neuroma: The location and your symptoms alone are consistent with the Morton's neuroma. Look it up on the Internet. See your local area podiatrist for options. This is a very common nerve entrapment associated with fibrosis. Immediate relief will be with a cortisone injection. The sooner you do this, the more likely you are to respond. ...Read more

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A day after sexual intercourse realized my left labia majora was swollen like a ball. What could cause this? Any home remedy? Use heat pad? Its been 4dys.

A day after sexual intercourse realized my left labia majora was swollen like a ball. What could cause this? Any home remedy? Use heat pad? Its been 4dys.

Cyst: Could be a bartholin's gland cyst or infection - though the latter is really painful. Could also be an area that bled. You can try sitz bathes - sitting in a tub of warm water for 15+ minutes several times a day. If it's painful get seen. If it doesn't start getting smaller get seen. ...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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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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Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

Foot stepped on with soccer cleats now its bruised and swollen. What is the best treatment?

RICE: Rest, ice, elevation, and compression (ace wrap). Anti-inflammatory medication like advil (ibuprofen) can help. If pain persists see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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My 11yr daughter stepped wrong while getting of the car. The outer side of foot by pinky is swollen and brusied. What is a good remedy to relieve pain?

My 11yr daughter stepped wrong while getting of the car. The outer side of foot by pinky is swollen and brusied. What is a good remedy to relieve pain?

RICE, and...: She is also at risk for a fracture of her fifth metatarsal bone. This should probably be x-rayed in order to make sure it's just a sprain. ...Read more

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Lo was jumping and landed on outside of foot wrong. Its not too swollen and she can walk on it. But it hurts her a little to run&jump. Sprain? Remedy?

Lo was jumping and landed on outside of foot wrong. Its not too swollen and she can walk on it. But it hurts her a little to run&jump. Sprain? Remedy?

Apply ice: Apply ice and have her take it easy for a few days. If she is still having difficulty in a few days have a podiatrist examine her. ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, I can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, with lots of pain and swelling after a fall, it's important to rule out a fracture. This can only be done with an exam and/or x-ray of the injured foot. Your doctor or an urgent care facility will likely be cheaper than going to the emergency room. I would give them a call to ask how much a visit and/or x-ray would cost. If your foot or ankle is broken, then taking care of it sooner rather than have it heal improperly later is the most economical way to go. ...Read more

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My ankle is sprained, I followed some treatment x 4 days, and I need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

My ankle is sprained, I followed some treatment x 4 days, and I need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?

Flying isn't a: Contraindication. You can speak to your internist to see if they recommend Aspirin or the like. Elevation of the foot is also good if can be done. In flight excercising can be done. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more

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Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment?

Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment?

Best to: Check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read more

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18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle. Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple. Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?

Keep the area clean: Wash with warm water and soap. Keep the area clean. If uncomfortable, may give an appropriate dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen). You will want to consult with a pediatrician for the correct dose as the child is under 2. ...Read more

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Swollen ankle, any solution? Home remedies? My ankle just got swollen I don't know why, also my feet tend to hurt more (foot prints, the lines on feet)

Swollen ankle, any solution? Home remedies? My ankle just got swollen I don't know why, also my feet tend to hurt more (foot prints, the lines on feet)

Swollen ankle, any: Usually, if only one ankle is swollen, it's a result of the injury, rarely blood clot in the leg or thigh, you seem to be too young for that; both ankles can swell up usually from fluid retention/high blood sugar or high blood pressure, heart /kidney disease. Try to rest, wrap ankle with ace bandage not tight, soak with cool water with epsom salts, elevate it; if not better in 2 days see doctor. ...Read more

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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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What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

What are some home remedies for the treatment of foot fungus?

Since topical: Antifungals are so readily avialable and are effective - that is what I recommend. ...Read more

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I bruised my foot yesterday and its swollen, any helpful remedies or suggestions?!

I bruised my foot yesterday and its swollen, any helpful remedies or suggestions?!

R.I.C.E.: Rest, Ice, Elevation and Compression (RICE). An ACE bandage can be used for compression. Rest and elevation with ice on the bruise helps. There is a possibility of a tendon or bone injury with bruising and I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have three sores on my foot that are swollen and puss keeps comming out I don't have insurances what can I do at home

I have three sores on my foot that are swollen and puss keeps comming out I don't have insurances what can I do at home

Limited options: If the sores are draining, you could try soaking in epsom salt baths with warm water. However, if the sores are indicative of an abscess, you may need to go to an Urgent Care for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Burned foot on a straighten iron with a temp of 410. Foot swollen red & blistered. Can't walk on it. Can I treat @ home or need to be seen.

Burned foot on a straighten iron with a temp of 410. Foot swollen red & blistered. Can't walk on it. Can I treat @ home or need to be seen.

Need to be seen.: The blistering suggests that this could be a significant burn, and as such you need to be seen right away, preferably in the emergency room of a good regional hospital that has a burn unit. ...Read more

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Did zumba barefoot a week ago at home and ball of foot really hurts what is wrong and how long will it take to recover. Painful to walk but no swellin?

Did zumba barefoot a week ago at home and ball of foot really hurts what is wrong and how long will it take to recover. Painful to walk but no swellin?

Without you in: The office being examined I don't know whatis wrong possibilities include: sesamoid fracture or inflammation, neuroma, plantar fascitis, stress fracture of metatarsal, tendonitis.... ...Read more

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Hello!!! My foot got kicked while playing football and my toes are swollen and broozed??? What will help reduce the pain and cure it in home???

Hello!!! My foot got kicked while playing football and my toes are swollen and broozed??? What will help reduce the pain and cure it in home???

Ice and elevate: RICE therapy: rest, ice, elevation and compression. Also over the counter anti inflammatories such as ibuprofen can help. But I recommend you see a foot specialist for an xray to be sure you didn't break a bone. ...Read more

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Slipped and twisted foot. Hurt while I walked but this morning excruciating, can't put weight on. Not swollen or bruised. Go to dr or rice it at home?

Doctor exam: If the pain is excrutiating you should have it examined and probably obtain x-ray. Rest, ice, elevation, and ace wrap is important as well until you can see your doctor. ...Read more

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Any good remedies for ball-of-foot blister prevention? I walk for exercise. Wearing dr-made orthotics. Ball-of-foot friction.

Well fit walker: A well fit lace up walking shoe that accomodates your orthotic. Thick cotton socks sport tyope as an interface between foot and orthotic. ...Read more

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Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet. What home remedy could I do?

Both of my inside ankles close to the instep (but not the instep) are swollen with no other swelling in legs or feet. What home remedy could I do?

Ice: Elevation of feet, proper support of the feet when standing. If pain persists it would be wise to fist a foot doctor and get an actual diagnosis and definitive treatment. By not knowing what you have, you could be potentially worsening your situation. ...Read more

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Foot injury 4 mo ago. Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation. Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch. Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Foot injury 4 mo ago. Arch twich and great toe twitches moves post ambulation. Foot continues to swell across ball of foot and arch. Dr will not do more tests. Ideas on how to make it stop appreciated.

Stretches?: It sounds like a lot of your discomfort is in the arch or plantar fascia, so stretches of the calf muscles and arch would help. Roll the sole of your foot back and forth over a cold bottle such as a can of soda. Have tried arch supports or orthotics in your shoes? Massage. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for a itching foot?

Please describe a good home remedy for a itching foot?

Itchy feet: You can try oatmeal bath 1-2 cups in a bath.
Squeeze undiluted lemon juice on itchy skin and allow to dry.
You can also try thyme, basil leaves, juniper berries, aloe vera and mint! Do not apply to broken skin though!
if things get bad you can always try over the counter benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but beware that you will get drowsy! ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for athletes foot?

What is a home remedy for athletes foot?

Several: Soak feet in dilute tea solution.
Soak in a very dilute bleach solution.
Go to the pharmacy and buy some antifungal cream. ...Read more