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How To Reduce Foot Swelling After Surgery
Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom. ...Read more
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
Common....: It depends on the type of surgery. Minor superficial surgeries may not cause noticeable swelling. Swelling is common though following ankle surgery. ...Read more
Knee scope surgery 2 weeks ago my foot is still swollen. Is this normal? How long does the foot swelling last for? I ice it &take ibpfn thanks
An 84 yr 86 lb female, lg kidney stones in both. Unable to walk due foot swelling °en. Bone loss w/spurs in lower back. Is surgery an option.
Perhaps: The answer really depends on the overall health of the patient as well as the size and location of the stones, all of which determine what type of surgical procedure would be best for her specific case. Her treating physicians will consult with the urologist to decide if surgery is best for her. ...Read more
Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.
NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve (s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more
Suppadhayay, 67 yrs. Male, heavy sweating & vomiting. Advised heart surgery, kretininum serum& less heart pumping, cardivas12.5, snumlo5mg, foot swelling, ?
Swelling in foot- rest/immobilization for other foot (also swollen- surgery). Is swelling in uninjured foot normal? Due to decreased activity?
Your question is: A little confusing secondarily to your shorthand. The decreased activity can indeed cause swelling. However, if you had surgery on the other foot and are now putting pressure on the other foot it is also possible to get an overuse injury or even a stress fracture so I would keep that in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more
Cap between l4-5 bone ruptured. Having knee pain and swelling in foot any medicinal solution without surgery?
Need more info: Are the symptoms pain, weakness or numbness. Need to diagnose nerve injury from bone or ligament damage. ...Read more
I had knee surgery 4-5 weeks ago to repair an osteochrondal fracture, and my foot is swelling. What does it mean, an what should I do?
Any trauma?: Don't know history of why but you might have overtrained, poor shoe fit, not wide enough, mesh type sneakers that strecth and good soft inserts with arch support good, new balance has good ones; if swelling and pain could be blood clot if smoker and birth control pills or obese. Use excedrin [generic fine] for pain or alve, ice it over a sock and elevate it above heart [pillow under foot lying ...Read more
Many causes: If it is just one leg and you are having pain, please go to the ER to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation. ...Read more
Heat opens up capillaries and other blood vessels which allows more blood to enter the area. This can make swelling worse.
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Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more
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