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My ankles and feet are swelling and painful to walk getting bigger every 15min?

My ankles and feet are swelling and painful to walk getting bigger every 15min?

Heart or medications: This may be caused by heart failure, clots in your leg veins, certain medications, pressure on the legs from a large abdomen, insufficiency of the veins that return blood from your feet to your heart. Or a low protein level in your blood. Arthritis may be a factor. See a doctor. This could be simple and easy to correct or dangerous and in need of more extensive intervention. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Difficulty Walking (Definition)

Difficulty walking is a broad term that encompasses multiple medical conditions. One type of difficulty walking is called claudication. In claudication, a person can begin having severe pain or tightness or cramping that can make it difficult to walk. Claudication can have a vascular or neurological cause or both. Cardiac and pulmonary patients can have trouble walking ...Read more


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My legs, ankles and feet are extremely swollen, tight and it's uncomfortable to walk. I took 25mg of Hydrochlorot 6 hours ago and continuing to swell.

My legs, ankles and feet are extremely swollen, tight and it's uncomfortable to walk. I took 25mg of Hydrochlorot 6 hours ago and continuing to swell.

Feet swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, blood clot, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the feet to swell. Could also be related to arthritis, gout, plantar fasciitis or even medications (calcium channel blockers or NSAIDs like Naproxen). Work-up is necessary. ...Read more

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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Both of my feet and ankles are very swollen and painful ! Also  my hands are swlen and itchy! I elevate my legs and the swelling does go down a little?

Varicose vein/c doc: Although this may just be from varicose veins, since they are painful, you need to see your doctor to make sure that you do not have a blood clot in the leg veins which may lead to life-threatening consequence if not treated . That swollen and itchy hands are likely from contact allergy (something you use on your hands) which may require a dermatology consultation. ...Read more

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I keep getting itchy spots on my hands, arms and feet. My feet get it so bad that they swell a little and its very painful to walk. Any ideas?

I keep getting itchy spots on my hands, arms and feet. My feet get it so bad that they swell a little and its very painful to walk.  Any ideas?

Neuropathy: This could be due to many possibilities from allergies to metabolic conditions. Neuropathy is a term to describe a nerve malfunction and could be due to many conditions as well. Check with your physician to diagnose your symptoms and check for allergies, diabetes, vitamin deficiencies among other common causes. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal for fingers and toes to get red & puffy while walking on a treadmill? My feet sometimes are swollen in the mornings and shoes are tight.

Is it normal for fingers and toes to get red & puffy while walking on a treadmill? My feet sometimes are swollen in the mornings and shoes are tight.

Yes it's possible: Intake in salt in diet can absorb water in tissues over night when you get up and go on treadmill pressure causes swellings, if you don't have any systemic problem pay attention to days you get the swelling to see what you ate the day before. ...Read more

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I've got mild neuropathy in my feet. The other day i walked up and down stairs a lot. Now the heels of my feet are very sore, red and feel raw. What should I do so i can walk comfortable now?

I've got mild neuropathy in my feet. The other day i walked up and down stairs a lot. Now the heels of my feet are very sore, red and feel raw. What should I do so i can walk comfortable now?

Consider: Mild neuropathy is quite often painful. Talk to your doctor about low dose an anti-neuropathic medication. Many meds are in this class, seizure meds and anti-depressants alter nerve connections and lower pain by modulating the signals. ...Read more

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About 6 months ago my feet ankles and lower calves started swelling up and are painful now it happens all the time?

Support Hose: Many things can cause lower extremity edema including medications, kidney problems, and heart failure. This most common reason, which may be your issue is venous insufficiency. This is where your leg veins don't carry blood up to the heart properly and fluid leaks out into the soft tissues leading to leg swelling. You can initiate treatment with support hose but you may need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and ankles swelling so badly all of a sudden?

Why are my feet and ankles swelling so badly all of a sudden?

Need appointment: Sudden swelling of the legs is concerning. You need to speak to a provider with further details ASAP. ...Read more

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What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

What would cause both of my shins to turn purple. I also have left ankle and leg swelling. My boyfriends shins are worse than mine with blisters?

Fractures / vascular: The purple color may be indicative of stress fractures, but it also sound s like you may have a vascular issue going on here. Many factors such as your medical history and activity level come into play here. I would definitely see a doctor as soon as possible and not wait with what you are describing. ...Read more

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My right leg and foot keep swelling huge and are red and very hot and go numb ..what causes this?

My right leg and foot keep swelling huge and are red and very hot and go numb ..what causes this?

Swollen right leg: May be infection cellulitis or clot or compression from venous insufficiency or mass in pelvis or combination. The numbness is due to compression of nerves from swelling At your age it is serious go to ER today ...Read more

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Feet hurts for hours after work. They are red and aching. Hurts to get up and walk. What is it?

Feet hurts for hours after work. They are red and aching. Hurts to get up and walk. What is it?

Foot achs: Standing is a stress on feet. Do you have anti fatigue mats at work? That may help if possible. Also type of shoes need good support and cushioned shoes. Also check feet for flat feet , if you have flat feet more apt to have issues use orthodics. break every hour for 1-3 minute and elevate massage feet. Soak at night 1-2 x a week soak in epsom salt F/u/ w/ podiatrist ...Read more

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Constantly achy thigh and calf muscles also bruising really easy my legs are covered in them and pins and needles in feet when rested. Should i worry?

Constantly achy thigh and calf muscles also bruising really easy my legs are covered in them and pins and needles in feet when rested. Should i worry?

Unsure without more: Information. You will need to be assessed by a physician with a thorough history and physical exam. With you being 24 and otherwise healthy, i would not expect neuropathy or vascular issues, but possible and should be assessed. However, you should be assessed sooner than later as you may be very anemic as well with headaches, weakness, leg pain and cramping and pins and needles. See a physician. ...Read more

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I have a seriously painful sunburn on the back of my legs from knee to ankle. Me legs and ankle feel swollen and the skin feels tight. Goingfromlayin?

I have a seriously painful sunburn on the back of my legs from knee to ankle.  Me legs and ankle feel swollen and the skin feels tight. Goingfromlayin?

TRY: sitting in a cool tub of water!.....amazing how helpful this can be.... Many over the counter analgesic sun-burn SPRAYS are available ( spray probably best for area that large) Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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My lower extremities and feet are extremely edematous, I have diabetes and severe peripheral neuropathy. Both of my feet hurt constantly and when put pressure on them the pain is severe, I can barely walk. It almost feels as if the bones in my feet are

My lower extremities and feet are extremely  edematous, I have diabetes and severe peripheral neuropathy.  Both of my feet hurt constantly and when put pressure on them the pain is severe, I can barely walk.  It almost feels as if the bones in my feet are

Swollen feet: As a diabetic there is a high risk for vascular conditions to develop such as poor aterial blood supply and poor venous return blood supply (venous insufficiency) whic can also lead to edematous feet. The neuropathy should be evaluated with nerve conduction studies, and medication prescribed as needed. In addition an x-ray or MRI to determine if you have suffereed any fractures due to charcot arth. ...Read more

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Both feet and ankles are swollen, red, and warm to touch which has gradually gotten worse over three weeks' time. Itching from head to toe no rash?

Both feet and ankles are swollen, red, and warm to touch which has gradually gotten worse over three weeks' time. Itching from head to toe no rash?

Evaluation: From what you have told me, I recommend that you see a physician and have some blood work done to look for systemic reasons for your symptoms. Do the ankles ache as well? ...Read more

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Have been having pain from my knees calfs shin ankle and feet in both legs and its painful and i have these vissible bumps under the skin on calfs. ?

Have been having pain from my knees calfs shin ankle and feet in both legs and its painful and i have these vissible bumps under the skin   on calfs. ?

Many things: could cause your symptoms including neuropathy, blood clots, vascular insufficiency, arthritis and metabolic abnormalities. You should seek an evaluation by a health care professional who can examine you. This is not diagnosable without an examination. All of these possibilities are treatable but some can be life threatening. Don't wait to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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