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How to treat a swollen knee?

How to treat a swollen knee?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more


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How to treat a bruised heel?

How to treat a bruised heel?

Offloading/No weight: Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait. The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger?

How to treat a swollen finger?

Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read more

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"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

Get weight off foot.: Contusion(bruise) metatarsal requires weight to be removed from forefoot. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Padding the forefoot with relief beneath the effected metatarsal is the easiest. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen foreskin?

How to treat a swollen foreskin?

Swollen foreskin: Does the area itch and is it flaky? If so see a dermatologist or a urologist. Are you able to urinate without problem? I would refrain from having sex until this is better. If you use condoms i wonder if you could be allergic to it? If you do use condoms i would definitely see a dermatologist to find out if you are allergic to the one you were using. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen toe?

How to heal a swollen toe?

Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the toes can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis, tight shoes) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

How to treat a swollen, itchy big toe?

See your doctor: You should let your doctor know you are having pain. He/she can examine you and possibly run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen ankle?

How to heal a swollen ankle?

?injury: If it's a sprain, rest,elevation,cold applications and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen are recommended. Don't resume normal activities until all pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained ankle?

How can you treat a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How can you treat a foot pain?

How can you treat a foot pain?

See a podiatrist: A podiatrist or foot and ankle specialist will examine the foot, take x rays if necessary, and treat your foot pain. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn calf?

How to treat a torn calf?

See answer: All depend upon how severe is your tear, however the majority of the time can be treated conservatively with calf sleeve and some pt and modified weight-bearing. ...Read more

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How can you treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can you treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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How does one treat a swollen foot?

How does one  treat a swollen foot?

Swollen foot: As stated , see your podiatrist and get it evaluated and or x rays and then discuss treatments . The cause of the swelling needs to be determined first . ...Read more

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How can I treat foot swelling?

How can I treat foot swelling?

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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How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

Depends : If a sty, then warm compresses 4-6 times/day. You may checkout YouTube videos on eyelid hot compress techniques. If no eyelid redness/pustule but just puffiness, then may need an evaluate to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

See below: Initially, rest, ice, compression/immobilization. If severe or persists, see ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken ankle?

How can you treat a broken ankle?

Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read more

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Best way to treat a swollen foot from stepping on nail?

Best way to treat a swollen foot from stepping on nail?

Get it checked!: Wash the injured area with soap and water and apply a topical antibiotic ointment. Then you should call your podiatrist. An x-ray is needed to see if there is any injury to bone and to make sure it is not infected. You also need to consider a tetanus shot if yours are not up to date. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat a foot blister?

Can you tell me how to treat a foot blister?

Foot blister: Covering the blister with band-aids impregnated with compeed works well. And of course, do not allow the same friction to occur. If it was from a shoe, have it stretched away from the area that was affected. ...Read more

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Swollen Foot (Definition)

Just means fluid is collecting in the tissues. When only 1 foot is swollen, it usually means the cause is local (something going on with in the foot), but if both feet are swollen, it usually means your body is retaining fluid, and the only reason it's showing up in the feet is that gravity thing. If you stood on your head all day, ...Read more