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What are some conventional ways to reduce swelling in feet?

What are some conventional ways to reduce swelling in feet?

A few things: If you have an underlying medical condition (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, congestive heart failure, thyoid issues etc) have that treated properly. Avoid excess dietary salt consumption, go for walks, and try supportive type hose. If these measures do not help, talk to your doctor. ...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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Approx. How many lbs of fluid have u gained b4 u notice swelling in feet/ real life cankles?

Approx. How many lbs of fluid have u gained b4 u notice swelling in feet/ real life cankles?

Cannot estimate: Swelling in your feet can occur for a number of reasons other than fluid retention so you cannot estimate the number of pounds of fluid you have gained before your feet swell. It might be zero or it might be much more. ...Read more

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Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Why does carbimazole cause swelling of feet and ankles?

Not commonly: It is not a common side effect of carbimazole to cause swelling. Much more common to cause a rash. It is used for the treatment of hyperthyroidism and can cause ankle swelling and. ...Read more

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Red inside swelling on feet yesterday developed on my body today with high temperature. What is it?

Red inside swelling on feet yesterday developed on my body today with high temperature. What is it?

Systemic Reaction: Any time that you have foot problems accompanied with systemic changes (like high temperatures, malaise, GI upset), you should immediately seek attention. Please go to the ER and let them start treatment (perhaps antibiotics, etc), and refer you to the appropriate person. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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I have had swelling above my ankles maybe up two inches also with pain no ademma or swelling in feet what could this be caused by?

I have had swelling above my ankles maybe up two inches also with pain no ademma or swelling in feet what could this be caused by?

Ankle swelling: How old are you? How much do you weigh? Any heart disease? Pain? Do you live in a Lyme disease area & been checked? Any recent strenuous activity? What is your diet like? Could be many things: too much salt in diet--heart disease--Lyme. Consult with us to help you better. ...Read more

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Just flew from Dallas to Okinawa, Japan. Got some swelling in feet and ankles and have read that it'll go down. When should I start to be concerned?

Just flew from Dallas to Okinawa, Japan.  Got some swelling in feet and ankles and have read that it'll go down.  When should I start to be concerned?

Edema: Keep them elevated, limit your salt and fluid intake, and compression hosiery may even be of benefit. If after 2-3 days, the swelling does not resolve, or keeps coming back, then get an evaluation. Overall, at 38, even after a long plain trip, severe swelling should not occur unless you were truly immobile for the whole trip and or are overweight possibly, so get a good check up anyway.Best wishes ...Read more

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Feet swelling swollen feet?

Feet swelling swollen feet?

CHF: Lots of causes for swollen feet, see your doctor to be checked out. ...Read more

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How can I reduce swelling of feet as a result of pregnancy?

How can I reduce swelling of feet as a result of pregnancy?

Edema of feet: Swelling of both feet if still pregnant can occur with standing too long, so elevate both feet to reduce this. If you are not still pregnant, ask your OB provider for some mild diuretics to assist. Make sure your blood pressure is now normal, reduce any source of sodium (salt or salty foods), and drink lots of plain water to reduce sodium content in your body. ...Read more

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What can be the couse of swelling finger feet and soulder since 6 month?

What can be the couse of swelling finger feet and soulder since 6 month?

Swollen toes: Can be caused by a variety of factors. I am confused if your questions relate to the foot only or if you have shoulder pain as well for 6 months. Please resubmit your question with more clarity. ...Read more

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What leads to swelling painful feet in a diabetic who is insulin dependent?

What leads to swelling painful feet in a diabetic who is insulin dependent?

Get it diagnosed: Some causes of pain and swelling of foot can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, 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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Both of my ankles on the outside are tingling. No pain, little swelling. Put feet up before bed, woke up to no tingling. At it again today. Thanks!!!

Both of my ankles on the outside are tingling. No pain, little swelling. Put feet up before bed, woke up to no tingling. At it again today. Thanks!!!

Nerves: It appears that the superficial nerves in the ankle area are irritable for some reason. Make sure that no constricting articles like straps, too tight shoes or hose AREN't the problem.If symptoms persist or worsen your physician should evaluate you for neuropathy,vitamin B12 ,calcium,magnesium,deficiencies,etc. ...Read more

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65 year old male - swelling in feet and ankles recently started 10 mg of cyclobenzaprine 3x daily

65 year old male - swelling in feet and ankles recently started 10 mg of cyclobenzaprine 3x daily

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, cellulitis, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am getting different answers on whether gapapentin causes swelling in feet. Drs are saying no, but the side effect warning labels says yes. Why?

I am getting different answers on whether gapapentin causes swelling in feet.  Drs are saying no, but the side effect warning labels says yes.  Why?

Family practice : Even though it can cause edema it may no be in your case. Ask your dr what else could be the cause. Are you on anything else. Would it be safe to cut down on its dose or off entirely for awhile. ...Read more

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What indicates regular swelling of feet? My mother"s feet getting swelled like ballon. What to do?

What indicates regular swelling of feet? My mother"s feet getting swelled like ballon. What to do?

Possible heart: Take her to the doctor. This is an early sign of congestive heart failure. There are other things this can be but this is the most common cause. Have her watch her salt intake and keep her feet elevated as much as possible. ...Read more