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Doctor insights on: How To Reduce Swelling In The Foot

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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How can you reduce/prevent swelling in the legs?

How can you reduce/prevent swelling in the legs?

See you physician: At any age, swelling is never good, but at a young age of 41, you need to pro-actively address this problem. Dr. Schleimer lists some very good suggestions, but other areas may also need to be addressed including possible weight loss (if necessary), starting a good consistent exercise program, possible use of support stockings. See you physician. ...Read more

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How do you reduce swelling in the left foot and leg?

How do you reduce swelling in the left foot and leg?

Swelling: First , you have to determine the cause of the swelling . Then you can create a treatment plan. See you family doc or vascular doc for assistance ...Read more

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Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Ice: Lots of ice, elevation, compress with an ace bandage and rest. Take an over the counter antiinflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). If no better, then go to your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

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How to significantly reduce the swelling in my ear fast?

How to significantly reduce the swelling in my ear fast?

Depends: In your ear or external ear? If from trauma or ear lobe cyst or infection, icing would help, but treating the source of the problem is the best and quickest route to recovery. If internal ear, think of viral or bacterial pathogen: your md can best diagnose these and appropriately treat. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to remove pain in the heels?

How to remove pain in the heels?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

How to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

Elevation/compressio: Elevate feet/legs when possible. Elastic stocking or other form of compression are helpful. Avoid excessive salt intake. See your physician for evalaution. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling of the kneecap area from sports?

How can I reduce swelling of the kneecap area from sports?

Ice and exercise: Most anterior knee pain is due to a imbalance in muscle strength in the quads plus a few other factors. Apply ice after exercise and start working on quad and hamstring stretching and strengthening. Try to focus on building strength in the medial quads while stretching the it band complex. Check google for it band stretches and vastus medialis exercises. Too much to cover here. ...Read more

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How to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis?

How to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis?

Pls : Pls see my health guide on this site. http://www.avvo.com/health-guides/dr-mark-gallands-conservative-care-of-knee-osteoarthritis then seek the advice and consultation of your primary doctor or local orthopaedist. ...Read more

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How to releive pain in the heel of my feet..

To heal a heel.: From your wording, I don't know if it is the pain in one foot or pain in the heels of both feet. Either way, as long as it is not the result of an obvious injury, in which case, you need to get to a doctor, try resting. Try not to do any unnecessary walking or standing. Applying ice may help early on. You may need to seek a specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

What is the best way to get rid of feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevation: While at rest, compression while ambulating, restricting salt from your diet and consideration of a diuretic by your internist. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce swelling in the eye?

What can you do to reduce swelling in the eye?

Depends: It depends on the reason why the eye is swollen (ie trauma, infection, allergy, etc). You should see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more