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How to treat pitting edema and burning feet?

How to treat pitting edema and burning feet?

Why you have edema?: In the young and healthy, feet swelling could mean a blood clot, but usually on one side. Some medications can cause leg swelling. Heart failure, protein manutrition, advanced liver and kidney diseases can do that as well, as does pregnancy etc...Trauma, excessive heat, prolonged standing can cause some swelling too. Swelling itself can cause burning sensation. Get evaluated/treated. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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What could cause edema in my feet?

What could cause edema in my feet?

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

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Edema in feet, on standing for 15 +/- minutes?

Edema in feet, on standing for 15 +/- minutes?

Compression: Swelling in the feet and legs can be caused by vein problems, heart, lung, kidney, liver, blood pressure medicine to name a few. Most likely standing would cause your legs to swell. Compression stockings, elevation, walking and sometimes blood pressure medicine can help. See your medical doctor. ...Read more

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So I'm told I have idiopathic edema. How long will it take to clear up. Woke up with both feet swollen. Been a week now.

So I'm told I have idiopathic edema. How long will it take to clear up. Woke up with both feet swollen. Been a week now.

Hard to say: Idiopathic means that there is not a known cause so it is difficult to say how long it will last. It could be a few days or a few weeks. In some cases swelling can be a long-term struggle. If you have other conditions, such as varicose veins, this can lead to chronic swelling in the legs and having them treated can help. ...Read more

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How to prevent dependent edema of ankles and feet?

How to prevent dependent edema of ankles and feet?

Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (like jobst) are also very useful in preventing swelling especially if you have a job where you are standing still for many hours. ...Read more

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Pedal edema with pruritus resulting in vesicles on foot?

Pedal edema with pruritus resulting in vesicles on foot?

Dermatology: Sounds like you need to see a doctor to rule out infection, vascular insufficiency or fungal infection. A doctor can help diagnose and treat you accordingly. ...Read more

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If a foot is squeezed, and pitting edema is demonstrated, it is probably due to what?

If a foot is squeezed, and pitting edema is demonstrated, it is probably due to what?

More common: Reasons include;
1) venous insufficiency
2) hypertension / cardiac related
3) kidney disease
4) side effects of medication
5) secondary to trauma/injury/surgery. ...Read more

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Now iam 37wk and has one pluse albumin in urin. I have sever feet edema but normotensive...no UTIand no crystal in my GUE...what that mean? My feet e

Now iam 37wk and has one pluse albumin in urin. I have sever feet edema but normotensive...no UTIand no crystal in my GUE...what that mean? My feet e

Good Question: My first concern would be something interfering with your kidneys functioning properly. You deserve an answer and for such an office visit and further lab work likely be helpful. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of edema under my foot soles?

How do I get rid of edema under my foot soles?

Elevation: The easiest way to reduce edema is elevation of the area above the level of the heart. If you do not have a known explanation for the edema consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

What can cause pooling of blood in are feet (pedal edema)?

Many causes...: It can be medications, venous disease, diet, pregnancy, over activities, humidity, heart issues or gravity. Many other questions need to be asked and an evaluation needs to be done in order to get an appropriate answer. It may not be a foot condition at all. ...Read more

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How do iknow if edema in feet &'ankles is due to venious insufficiency or CHF?

How do iknow if edema in feet &'ankles is due to venious insufficiency or CHF?

Type of foot edema: Edema in feet & ankles is due to venous insufficiency when it is unilateral or uneven swelling if bilateral (more swelling in one foot > other), and is associated with increased pigmentation of the skin (from hemosiderin deposit) or with varicose (swollen) veins or bruises. Edema from CHF is symmetrical (bilateral) ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to keep the edema in my legs, ankles and feet under control?

Is it possible for me to keep the edema in my legs, ankles and feet under control?

Certainly can try: Compression hosiery, elevation, restricting salt intake, diuretics if internist feels are needed...May all be part of a plan... ...Read more

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Tingly hands/feet + pitting edema. Is this serious?

Tingly hands/feet + pitting edema. Is this serious?

Correct edema: Key would be to correct the cause of the fluid retention and resultant pitting edema that is most likely causing secondary inflammation or mild compression of sensory nerves. ...Read more

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Help! What are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Help! What are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Many possibilities: Edema, neuropathy, and pain can be due to many different reasons. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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How can I put an end to feet and ankle swelling from edema?

How can I put an end to feet and ankle swelling from edema?

Elevate: Elevate and compression to treat the swelling, but more importantly find the cause and treat that if possible. ...Read more

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What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

What causes edema in feet, ankles and the front of lower leg?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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I have edema and petechiae on my feet after a give hour flight -- is it safe to fly again?

I have edema and petechiae on my feet after a give hour flight -- is it safe to fly again?

Flight health issues: Flying, esp. For long times, can be quite taxing. If u notice swelling of the feet and ankles, this means ur circulation was not very good while u were stationary for all that time. Best to get an aisle seat and get up and down the aisles every hour. If you have a middle seat, try ankle/foot lifts to 'pump' blood through those areas. Petechiae might mean something more tho- u should get it checked ...Read more

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I have really bad edema in feet and ankles since pelvic surgery two months ago what could it be?

I have really bad edema in feet and ankles since pelvic surgery two months ago what could it be?

Foot edema: Edema in foot and ankle following hip surgery can be normal and it can be abnormal. Lengh of time since surgery needs to be taken into account. How immobile you were and for how long. Edema can be caused from inactivity, infection, inflammation, dvt, or it may not be at all related to the hip surgery. You need to call this matter to the attention of your surgeon sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Taking spirolactene for edema in fingers and feet. Condition seems to getting worse. Can the drug cause feeling of increased swelling?

Taking spirolactene for edema in fingers and feet. Condition seems to getting worse. Can the drug cause feeling of increased swelling?

Hand swelling: The drug cannot cause increaed swelling - but your body may be changing.
There may be another source of the swelling that would not be treated by the drug spirolactone. ...Read more

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I'm trying to figure out if 2 y.O son has pitting edema or not. He has chubby foot. If I press on top leaves small dent that starts to rebound right away but can take up to 5 sec. Normal or edema?

Is it a change?: Pitting edema is basically identified by the simple "pit" that is left after pressure--as seen in picture here and often takes more than 5 sec to normalize. Pitting edema in a 2 yr old is uncommon without other signs of illness. Some denting is expected with pressure on virtually every area of our body but rapid rebound is normal, slower with age. If puffy feet are his usual, likely it's normal. ...Read more

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