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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?

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

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


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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

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I sprained my ankle 4 weeks ago. There is still some mild swelling around my ankle & it's painful to extend my foot forwards and backwards.?

I sprained my ankle 4 weeks ago. There is still some mild swelling around my ankle & it's painful to extend my foot forwards and backwards.?

Still healing.: It is important to remember that all sprained ankles are not the same. They are graded in terms of severity. Residual swelling is usually a sign of some remaining instability in of the injured structures. It is sometimes necessary to stabilize the ankle with some sort of ankle stabilization device for a longer time. You might seek the consul of a specialist and raise these concerns. ...Read more

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Get a burning painful feeling on the top of my left foot. It doesn't hurt to touch but I do have ankle swelling. Not an isolated incident. I?

Get a burning painful feeling on the top of my left foot. It doesn't hurt to touch but I do have ankle swelling. Not an isolated incident. I?

Get checked: If there are no associated skin changes, then there may be a problem with a nerve to the area originating in the foot or even the spine. You need to see a physician, get examined, & possibly be referred to a neurologis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a little swelling around my ankle and pressure on my foot that isn't painful when walking. What could this be from?

I have a little swelling around my ankle and pressure on my foot that isn't painful when walking. What could this be from?

Need more info.: Was there a trauma involved here? Did you twist the ankle? Did you fall? Do you have any medical problems, such as gout or arthritis that started at a younger age? Is it one ankle or both? Are there any other joints that are swollen? This will be a good issue to review via virtual consultation. ...Read more

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks:
have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. Now or do 2nd opinion with me now. ...Read more

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Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?

Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?

Keep it elevated: Keep the affected part elevated whenever feasible. Try to keep the affected raised at night. It should subside with time. If three weeks later, it is not improving, it would be time to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Attacks of bilateral foot/ankle swelling, color change. Extremely painful. Pain shooting up legs to hips. Day 6. Haven't had an attack in months.

Attacks of bilateral foot/ankle swelling, color change. Extremely painful. Pain shooting up legs to hips. Day 6. Haven't had an attack in months.

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, tight shoes), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Severe lateral foot & ankle pain when walking & standing, painful to touch & at rest, slight ankle swelling w/ popping sound. 2 weeks since injury.

Severe lateral foot & ankle pain when walking & standing, painful to touch & at rest, slight ankle swelling w/ popping sound. 2 weeks since injury.

Need xray: You should really get a xray to make sure there are no fractures from your injury, which I presume was an inversion ankle sprain. With these sprains, fracture of the styloid process of the 5th metatarsal bone is common. ...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?

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 have swelling to my left foot and ankle and very painful I take naproxen but have pain down front of left leg?

I have swelling to my left foot and ankle and very painful I take naproxen but have pain down front of left leg?

See doctor: Pain and swelling usually indicates and injury, since not getting better see a Podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot, ankle, & leg be a symptom?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Severe painful swelling in foot&ankle-doctors indicate may be lymphoma-X-ray found lump on lung-appt for biopsy in 2 weeks-how to ease pain/swelling?

Severe painful swelling in foot&ankle-doctors indicate may be lymphoma-X-ray found lump on lung-appt for biopsy in 2 weeks-how to ease pain/swelling?

Not lymphoma: Painful swelling in foot ankle frequently from trauma. A torn ligament will cause severe symptoms and foot boot to prevent motion helps. Swelling reduced by elevation of foot and site of tenderness, if found should be infiltrated with lidocaine plus kenalog (triamcinolone) (40). Lymphoma develops in lymph nodes which are not prominent in ankle/foot. Lung lesion needs bx. ...Read more