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How Can I Get Rid Of Swelling In My Feet
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
Consult specialist: Sometimes walking and exercise is helpful in increating bloodflow and allowing for more blood vessels to form. Your doctor may prescribe medication to help blood flow more easily. Sometimes surgery is necessary. A vascular specialist will examine you, provide testing to determine severity of problem and treatment options. ...Read more
Lasers: Redness is caused by blood vessels in the face. Shrinking the blood vessels with lasers can help decrease the red appearance. Lasers which treat blood vessels include: ktp, nd:yag, pulsed dye, intense pulsed light (ipl). Sun and meds that increase sensitivity to the sun (ie: retin-a, certain oral antibiotics, accutane) exacerbate redness. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection (ingrown nail), metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refer to answer: Usually people do not have foot cramp. Have foot swelling and pain, but have cramps in the legs. Both have many causes. My suggestions is avoid chicken, turkey, beef and hams. Also avoid cereals, juices, and sodas of all types. Instead of them, have cheese. If problem persist see you doctor for further work to find the cause, and back problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Improving support: Many times feet that flatten to much can put abnormal stress on the legs. The main muscles that control foot function are in the leg. Improving shoe gear, wearing better shoes, can help. Sometimes extra support is needed to adequately improve function. Discuss with your foot specialists if discomfort persists. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a Doc: I would recommend a consultation with a physiatrist who is a specialist in the evaluation and treatment of these types of conditions. He/she will be able to give you a diagnosis and then prescribe a program (usually physical therapy, sometimes meds, sometimes injections) to help you. ...Read more
Apply antifungal : Agent. Sometimes you might need to make sure that you are not recontaminating from your shoes and so you might have to purchase something to ensure your shoes are fungal free. But, try the antifungal creams first readily available at the pharmacy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fungus?: I think what you mean is foot fungus. This is easily treated with over the counter creams like clotrimazole or miconazole. Treat both feet including the ankles even if these areas are not affected. To reduce the chance of reinfection keep feet dry since the fungus requires a damp environment to thrive. Dilute bleach is quite effective at disinfecting surfaces. Toenail fungus is more complex. ...Read more
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