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How To Treat Edema In Feet
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
With medicines: Gout is an inflammatory type of arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid and collects in joints and soft tissues. Many cases occur in the foot and ankle. Antiinflammatory medications help to reduce the inflammation. Other medications such as Colchicine and Allopurinol are used to control the uric acid. Sometimes, steroid injections can provide relief. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chilblains: I'm sure you know the basics: avoiding cold exposure, and keeping your hands and feet warm. Cortisone cream to alleviate itching and swelling, and avoid scratching. Vitamin d and calcium supplements have been used anecdotally. However, you will need to see a physician for other treatments such as vasodilators (nifedipine). Good luck. ...Read more
Many: Everything from steroids, narcotics, anti-inflammatories, & nerve stabilizers to anti-depressants, & marijuana (which works esp. well as a topical ointment) for pain.I recommend Vit D cream or Prologel, topically, along w/ Vit B12, orally.The definitive treatment for many of my pts is neuroprolotherapy (which is new & thus controversial) to calm nerves & decrease neuropathic pain/numbness, etc ...Read more
Meds for neuropathy: (continued)... Some medications used commonly to treat discomfort from peripheral neuropathy include Gabapentin (neurontin), Pregabalin (lyrica), duloxetine (cymbalta), Amitriptyline (elavil), capsaicin (zostrix), Carbamazepine (tegretol), b vitamin supplements (such as metanx). Controlling the underlying cause (diabetes, thyroid issues, rheumatoid, others) can prevent or delay worsening. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
1st find out cause: Before treating a condition, figure out it's cause. In case of swelling in feet/ankles, make sure your kidneys, liver & heart are ok. Ask if any medications might be causing your edema. Make sure you don't have a blood clot in your leg. Amlodipine is notorious for this. Assuming there's nothing wrong, keep your feet propped up. Avoid prolonged standing. Wear support hose. Consider a water pill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical management : In general, taking an Aspirin and statin medicine is the quickest way to begin treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Exercise, weight loss, blood pressure, and diabetes control can be improved immediately. Many people will get improvement with these measures alone. See your doctor before starting any new medicine or lifestyle change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Obesity-->edema.: Because of the increase in intra-abdominal pressure due to obesity, venous return of blood from the legs to the heart is impaired, leading to fluid accumulation in the legs. Granted other things could cause this edema, but obesity is one possible cause. Losing weight will obviously help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee: Who diagnosed tendinitis? Which tendon- one goes over knee cap? Or could it be medial or collateral ligaments. Unless know exact diagnosis on mechanical part malfunctioning? Comsult physician see which treatment is right- rehab exercises, transdermal meds, knee bracing. Common is patello femoral syndrome. Simple knee strap is available pharmacies, but need diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Osteoarthritis of the knee is very common. Treatment usually starts with exercises, activity modifications, and anti-inflammatory drugs. Steroid injections are usually next, followed by viscosupplementation injections, then discussions about surgery, mainly joint replacement. Additional modalities such as tai chi, yoga, active isolated stretching or similar may also be employed as appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Elevate & Compress: Typically, one should first get evaluated by a vascular specialist despite your young age.This specialist can perform a simple noninvasive test that can see below the skin and determine if there are any issues with the vessels.They may recommend compression stocking with elevation when at rest (sleeping & sitting).Or they may need to suggest other forms of surgical procedures if they find anything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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