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Swelling Of The Feet And Ankles Causes
How likely is my severely swelling in my feet and ankles is caused by geodon (ziprasidone)? I'm allergic/sensitive to most similar medications (seroquel, risperdal,
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
I have hypertension and type two diabetes, occassionally, I have modetate swelling in my feet and ankles. What's the cause?
Nephropathy: Diabetes damages the kidneys by elevated glucose and dehydration. Then, excretion of sodium becomes impaired, and volume overload results in the swelling you describe. Diabetic vascular damage also promotes the fluid leakage and peripheral edema. See your doctor for complete evaluation and aggressive dm management. ...Read more
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
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
After sitting for a half hour or longer, when I get up to walk both my feet and ankles are painful. What could cause that? No injury or swelling.
Plantar fasciitis: Is the most likely culprit. It's hallmark is pain in the heel after rest. ...Read more
Many causes: There are plenty of causes of foot/ankle swelling. First, you need to make sure that you are not in acute pain, which could indicate a blood clot. If not, then it could be the venous system not emptying, added salts in foods, lack of calf strength when walking, diabetes, etc. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can better differentiate the swelling and recommend a plan for you. ...Read more
Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read more
Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more
Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling. ...Read more
After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent.
Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more
Yes: Having high blood pressure can be associated with increased sensitivity to salt. Even very small changes in your salt intake can lead to increased edema. Alternatively, some blood pressure medications can cause swelling (norvasc) or there could be a problem with your veins in the legs or your heart causing the swelling. Anytime you have sudden changes in swelling you should be checked. ...Read more
What causes moderate achy pain in whole foot, ankle and shin? No swelling. No known injury. 29-f healthy.
If you spent more time than usual on your feet you may have created an overuse syndrome. ...Read more
Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom. ...Read more
Maybe: Any drug can cause swelling from the salts used to make the drug. ...Read more
I have swelling in hands as in just fingers and my ankles and feet what causes it and what can I do?
Does olmesartan medoxomil cause swelling in the lower leg, ankles and feet? Please, need some answers?
Benicar (olmesartan): Peripheral edema (swelling) is listed as a side effect of that medication. ...Read more
Can swelling of the ankle and foot after surgery of the ankle cause burning sensation in the foot? Thank you
Have swelling in feet & ankles. Not sure if it could be caused by bug bites on legs or not. What can I take or do to get the swelling to go down?
Began to walk on my feet after breaking an ankle, which lasted four months of treatment, but I feel severe pain and swelling what is the likely cause.
Ekg, blood all normal. Had recent onset of mild feet and ankle swelling. Unable to exercise much due to mobility issues. What else could cause. 84 yrs?
No injury. Have outer ankle/foot pain for > 3 weeks no swelling/bruiseing antinflammatories & icing but pain is worse. Clean xrays, dr gave no cause.
I'm Freezing: After three weeks and your foot has no swelling or bruising. Unless you are trying to freeze something back to normal, I would stop the ice. Try heat and if no better, you need to get a second opinion ...Read more
What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.
Two causes that come:
To my mind, without any injury (fall or something heavy falling on the foot or ankle) are Gout or Pseudogout. Others include maybe an insect bite.
See your PCP to have a blood test and even some fluid removed from the swollen part might provide an answer (Dx). ...Read more
Can blood thinners such as pradaxa cause chronic swelling of the ankles, feet and hands? I've noticed this symptom has become more pronounced.
Yes: Swelling is a side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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