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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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Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Swollen foot after too much salt. Raise them to reduce swelling?

Reduce the salt and: Keep them elevated that will help, you have to use some water bills, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Foot pain, Swollen foot, and Difficulty walking. What should I do?

I am experiencing big toe pain (quality: warm to touch, pain in joint). The following also describe me: Joint swelling, Foot pain, Swollen foot, and Difficulty walking. What should I do?

Urgent care: Pain, swelling, and warmth point to an inflammatory cause rather than a mechanical cause such as osteoarthrosis or ill-fitting shoes. Gout is high on the list of diagnoses but unusual at age 21. What concerns me are the possibilities of infection or fracture. I would seek help urgently through your primary care physician or urgent care. ...Read more

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Does putting hot water make foot swelling worse or better?

Does putting hot water make foot swelling worse or better?

Generally worse...: Heat opens up capillaries and other blood vessels which allows more blood to enter the area. This can make swelling worse.

www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more

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Swollen and infected foot. Swelling isn't going down with elevation.

Swollen and infected foot. Swelling isn't going down with elevation.

See a doctor: You may require prescription antibiotics to get rid of the infection, or a procedure to drain the infected area. Please see a doctor in person for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I helped a friend move and hurt my knee Not sure how don't remember doing it That was August 25 Extremely swollen stiff painful some days foot swelling?

I helped a friend move and hurt my knee Not sure how don't remember doing it That was August 25 Extremely swollen stiff painful some days foot swelling?

Be seen: If you have been having severe problems since August, I would be seen and probably get an MRI. It is likely you have an internal derangement if the knee like a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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I have CHF and my feet have never swelled but the other day Feet were swollen and I drank warm lemon water and swelling left. What does this mean?

I have CHF and my feet have never swelled but the other day Feet were swollen and I drank warm lemon water and swelling left. What does this mean?

Magic.: Swelling in feet in general is due to retention or overload of sodium - sodium from salt. Not sure how the lemon water fits in here. If you are 38 with heart failure you really need to sit down with your doc and have a comprehensive understanding of the disease and treatment. Can't rely on lemon water curing you in the future. ...Read more

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Toe was swollen, puss in it so I soaked in salt water puss came out but still sore. Still some swelling and hard where puffy, it bleeds when I hit it?

Toe was swollen, puss in it so I soaked in salt water puss came out but still sore. Still some swelling and hard where puffy, it bleeds when I hit it?

After soaking in: Warm water, clean with peroxide then apply neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b). If it gets worse, see your dr for oral antibiotics. Take care! ...Read more

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Will walking on my swollen foot make it swell more?

Will walking on my swollen foot make it swell more?

yes: Until you find out the cause of the swelling is better to rest the foot, elevated. Swelling could be a symptom of a worse problem. ...Read more

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What could be causing a cold, blue swollen foot?

What could be causing a cold, blue swollen foot?

Vascular problem: A cold blue foot could be because of a blood supply problem (blockage in the artery of the leg). If the foot is painful, you need to have your doctor look at the foot immediately.

Sometimes the foot can turn blueish from a vein problem or exposure to cold. Usually, this type of finding, especially if the other foot is normal demands medical attention. ...Read more

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Swollen foot after being outside in the cold. Why did this happen?

Swollen foot after being outside in the cold. Why did this happen?

There are too many: Possibilities. You would need a proper exam. Under ordinary circumstances this should not happen. ...Read more

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Knee keeps jarring back, knee, ankle & foot very painful, swollen & foot very cold, do have old meniscus & acl injury, recent pain for unknown reason?

Knee keeps jarring back, knee, ankle & foot very painful, swollen & foot very cold, do have old meniscus & acl injury, recent pain for unknown reason?

Get checked: You'll want to get checked and treated right away. Although unlikely given the short description, infected joint needs to be ruled out. Also, the cold extremity is very concerning for vascular compromise. Follow your instinct, but you may consider urgent care today or at least placing a call to your primary care doc or orthopedist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a cronical left swollen foot, I tried already all common sense cures but nothing has worked, what can I do more?

I have a cronical left swollen foot, I tried already all common sense cures but nothing has worked, what can I do more?

TREATMENT: What's chronic to you? -a week, a month, a year? Trauma? I have no information to work off of. Venous insufficiency? See a dr. Maybe an x-ray. ...Read more

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I have a swollen foot, mostly behind the toes?

I have a swollen foot, mostly behind the toes?

Describe better....: Many things can be responsible for your foot to swell. You need to think of the immediate past history. Doe it include an injury, cut, wound, bite or twisting. Include a more detailed question. ...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

Dr. Eric Bluman
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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


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