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How can I treat swollen hands and feet?

How can I treat swollen hands and feet?

Medication: This is usually due to heart or kidney problems. You might require water pills. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Pedal Edema (Definition)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or ...Read more


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How can you treat stiff swollen hands and feet?

How can you treat stiff swollen hands and feet?

Get it evaluated: Find out why they are swollen. Is it arthritic inflammation or fluid accumulation. See your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat achy feet, legs and ankles quickly?

How can I effectively treat achy feet, legs and ankles quickly?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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How to treat chilblains in hands and feet?

How to treat chilblains in hands and feet?

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

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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

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How can you treat neuropathy in legs and feet?

How can you treat neuropathy in legs and feet?

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

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How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

How can I prevent swollen ankles and feet in pregnancy?

Avoid salt: Swollen feet and ankles are common in pregnancy. As the uterus gets bigger it puts pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvis returning the blood from the legs back to the heart. This can make blood flow slower and increase swelling. Avoiding salt, drinking plenty of water, and elevating your feet can help reduce swelling. Be aware it may not go away until a few weeks after the baby is born. ...Read more

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My ankles and feet tend to swell, what causes that?

My ankles and feet tend to swell, what causes that?

Swelling: Multiple potential causes including heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems in the legs. ...Read more

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How to treat pitting edema on my ankle?

How to treat pitting edema on my ankle?

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 more

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What causes your feet and ankle to swell?

What causes your feet and ankle to swell?

Several things: Swelling may result from things such as trauma (fractures, sprains, strains), leaky veins, blood clots, heart failure and certain medications. I would recommend evaluation by you primary care physician or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can cause your feet and ankles to constantly pop?

What can cause your feet and ankles to constantly pop?

2 options: Some cases are due to the prolonged build up of certain gases that are able to escape the joint once a certain pressure is reached and movement is occurring. Arthritis will cause similar symptoms with a more frequent occurrence, happening repeatedly after seconds rather than every 20-30 minutes. ...Read more

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What causes people feet (ankle and lower) to get swollen?

What causes people feet (ankle and lower) to get swollen?

Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older but 32 is not older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given a diuretic by your doctor - take it on schedule! You can try to wear support hose and elevate your fee when out of bed. If this does not relieve your issue see your doctor. Do not ignore this. ...Read more

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What is leading to my feet, ankles, and lower legs to swell?

Many things: You need to see your family doctor for exam. It could be do to high blood pressure, vascular problems, diabetes or a combination of things. ...Read more

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What causes your ankles and hands to swell?

What causes your ankles and hands to swell?

A # of things: There are a number of things that can cause this. Electrolyte imbalances or rheumatoid arthritis are two possibilities. Go to your primary care physician to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you treat my sprained ankle?

How can you treat my sprained ankle?

PRICE but see the Dr: Protection - immobilize rest ice compression elevation see the podiatrist for a complete examination. If you self treat and it's a severe sprain, the soft tissue injury can potentially create more problems if unchecked. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles, feet to swell?

What causes my ankles, feet to swell?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles 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, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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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What causes swollen feet and ankles?

What causes swollen feet and ankles?

Many things: Most common are hypertension and venous valve insufficiency ...Read more

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What should I do if I have swollen feet and ankles?

What should I do if I have swollen feet and ankles?

Elevate feet: There is pitting and non pitting edema if you can push in the swelling its pitting so get a consult from your internist for high blood pressure if you can't push in the swelling this is non-pitting and ice and elevation should help. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles. They are so puffy I can indent them ?

What causes swollen feet and ankles. They are so puffy I can indent them ?

Lmultiple causes: Vein obstruction (gravid uterus e.g.), kidney disease and liver failure causing low Albumin leads to edema and heart failure with high venous pressure can all lead to edema. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and explanation. ...Read more

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Swollen feet and ankles while taken addarall?

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Swollen feet and ankles while taken addarall?

Probably not ...: I's probably not related with what you mentioned and concerned. For detail, please review the following articles in http://sideeffectsbase.com/adderall-side-effects/. Best wish... ...Read more

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What must I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

What must I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

Edema: Try elevating the legs and feet above the level of your heart for 15 minutes three or four times a day. Try support hose as well. Decreasing salt intake can help. ...Read more

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What should I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

What should I do for swollen feet and ankles after delivery?

New shoes: Swollen feet and ankles ae common with pregnancy, the swelling goes down with time but remember that your shoe size may go up. Keep moving, wear supportive socks and shoes, enjoy your child. ...Read more

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Can unsupportive shoes cause swollen feet and ankles if they are used to exercise?

Can unsupportive shoes cause swollen feet and ankles if they are used to exercise?

Get checked out: You may need to be seen to make sure that you don't have other health issues which can lead to swollen ankles and feet. Be sure to see your physician or podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles after binge at bar?

What causes swollen feet and ankles  after binge at bar?

Consider liver : Agree that sodium may cause swelling but usually alcohol causes volume depletion. If swelling occurs after alcohol binge some sort of liver abnormality should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's natural remedies for swollen feet and ankles?

Help! need to know if there's natural remedies for swollen feet and ankles?

Swollen feet and ank: Like any other problem the remedies step from knowing the cause of the problem. If the swelling is due to poor veins in the legs, support hose may help. For some people weight loss helps. There are many causes for swollen lower extremities you need to be seen by your dr. To find out why the swelling and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Swollen feet and ankles what carbohydrates retain body fluids?

Swollen feet and ankles what carbohydrates retain body fluids?

Swollen feet: Carbohydrates do not directly cause fluid retention. However, refined carbohydrates do put the body under free radical stress and that can accelerate degeneration in the human body. I strongly advise that you avoid all white flour, white sugar and white rice. ...Read more

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I have swollen feet and ankles on both sides and severe pain in both wich make it hard to walk and is causing pain in my hips n back What causes this?

I have swollen feet and ankles on both sides and severe pain in both wich make it hard to walk and is causing pain in my hips n back What causes this?

Swollen ankles: Could be edema from heart disease , liver , kideny or venous insufficiency, or arthritis, or Charcots joints from DM, bilateral clots are rare . Please follow up today with ER or urgent care as this is significant. ...Read more

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Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

Pump failure: The right side of your heart accepts blood returning from the extremities. If it can't keep up, blood starts to back up in the extremities and causes swelling. Think of a basement pump. If its not powerful enough to keep up with the water seeping in, the basement will flood. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart failure on right or left lead to swollen feet and ankles? Why?

Does congestive heart failure on right or left lead to swollen feet and ankles? Why?

Yes: Right sided heart failure (which is often present in combination with left heart failure) does. Blood returning to the right ventricle backs up, overfilling the inferior vena cava and all veins draining into it. Hormonal changes in the kidney cause fluid retention further engorging dependent tissues (mediated by gravity). This is a simple explanation: whole books have been written about this. ...Read more

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I have swollen feet and ankles and legs they have been like this since i was 12, what can I do to help my circulation and have a more normal foot siz?

I have swollen feet and ankles and legs they have been like this since i was 12, what can I do to help my circulation and have a more normal foot siz?

Vascular: Have a vascular specialist evaluate your legs for adequate blood flow - both arterial and venous. Any family history of leg swelling? You may benefit from lower extremity compression therapy note sodium restrictions and fluid retention. ...Read more

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Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.

Slightly swollen feet and ankles, red when standing, bulging veins on the bottom of feet. Veins more noticeable/bright blue all over body. 28 female.

Normal can be ugly: You could have kidney or heart problems but at your age I would suspect that you have the sl. swollen feet ofter seen at rest in women. Some of us have relish colored feet from pooled blood and the veins will swell as the fill from gravity. Calf muscles are the major source of return blood flow in the less , so use them and balance will be restored, Walk! ...Read more