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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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CRPS L foot. Burning, sensitivity, a lot of swelling, redness. R foot- swelling this morning (no other symptoms). Normal? Could CRPS be spreading?

CRPS L foot. Burning, sensitivity, a lot of swelling, redness. R foot- swelling this morning (no other symptoms).  Normal? Could CRPS  be spreading?

Not enough data: This may be something else - bilateral CRPS would not be likely. At this time this is edema only. It can be due to other medical problems, medications etc. You need to see your physician and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?

Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after  standing. Treatment options?

Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics. This results in swelling. It is only temporary. Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week and, keep using it (unless real painful) [if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more

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Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve(s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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Experiencing swelling, foot pain, foot tenderness to touch, cold feet, bruising(after trauma)hard to walk & redness. Dropped table on foot 2 days ago?

Experiencing swelling, foot pain, foot tenderness to touch, cold feet, bruising(after trauma)hard to walk & redness. Dropped table on foot 2 days ago?

Rule out fracture: you would benefit from a thorough orthopaedic foot and ankle evaluation that will include basic Xrays to evaluate for a bony fracture or subtle signs of midfoot instability or injury. ...Read more

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What causes forefoot pain and swelling otherwise healthy only one foot previous bunion surgery with pin?

What causes forefoot pain and swelling otherwise healthy only one foot
previous bunion surgery with pin?

Pain: Unfortunately , we need a bit more info. Such as when the surgery was done etc. Also , is the pain on the bunion surgery foot ? Even if that is yes , there are a lot of causes of this pain and transfer pain is just one . See your podiatrist or treating physician for help. ...Read more

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CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?

Be checked by your..: Online inquiry and "guessing" at this time would not realistically help answer your concern. The best thing to do is to timely ask your treating doctor who knows more & better about your individual local and systemic conditions than anyone online. How to get all related things for good medical care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Pain and swelling on ball of foot under big toe in diabetic?

Any diabetic with : Foot pain warrants a in person exam as there is little room for misdiagnosis. You could have sesamoiditis, a stress fracture, tendonitis etc. Any possibility of a charcot foot must be considered. You make no mention of skin integrity and this must be examined as well. If you have neuropathy a foreign body should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Swelling in foot- rest/immobilization for other foot (also swollen- surgery). Is swelling in uninjured foot normal? Due to decreased activity?

 Swelling in foot- rest/immobilization for other foot (also swollen- surgery). Is swelling in uninjured foot normal? Due to decreased activity?

Your question is: A little confusing secondarily to your shorthand. The decreased activity can indeed cause swelling. However, if you had surgery on the other foot and are now putting pressure on the other foot it is also possible to get an overuse injury or even a stress fracture so I would keep that in the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic.

Neuropathy?: 19F Symptoms- foot burning, hand pain, calf pain, swelling joints, hard to walk, fatigue, headaches, cold or hot things on feet cause pain. not diabetic. ANS: And your question is? How long has this been going on. Discuss with your Dr who can do some simple tests to see if you have a neuropathy. Would be unusual at your age if everything else OK. I would go to uptodate.com and read as well. ...Read more

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Foot swollen, pain on top of ft. When walking. Some redness. Xray neg labs neg for gout, cellulitis, arthritis. No trauma. Calf tight when flexed?

Foot swollen, pain on top of ft. When walking. Some redness. Xray neg  labs neg for gout, cellulitis,  arthritis. No trauma. Calf tight when flexed?

Foot swelling: Don't be shy about getting reevaluated as sometimes tests we do are normal early on. Is the other leg involved , ? Do u have stiffness of the ankle joint ? Sometimes the problem can be coming from the ankle joint. ...Read more

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Pain on top of first met above mid foot, sore to touch. 2nd & 3rd toe painful to touch, swelling on top of forefoot, no pain flexing toes. Cause?

Pain on top of first met above mid foot, sore to touch. 2nd & 3rd toe painful to touch, swelling on top of forefoot, no pain flexing toes. Cause?

Top of foot pain: That area of the foot has a few conditions that will cause your type of pain....Capsulitis, stress fractures, joint fractures, and nerve entrapments of the dorsal nerves of the foot. I would recommend you see a physician and get an examination with x-rays... ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more