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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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What are the causes for swelling of the toes?

Swelling: The most common reasons are local inflammation, dietary issues, vein dysfunction, pulmonary issues, cardiac issues or kidney issues. Start by seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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There is swelling in left toe but no pain and i have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling?please reply

There is swelling in left toe but no pain and i have gout with uwric acid level 5.8.How to remove or cure the swelling?please reply

Anti inflammatories: Acute gout causes swelling and pain in a joint like the big toe. It is common for docs to treat it with a med like indomethacin (a prescription NSAID). Chronic gout can cause uric acid deposits in joints to develop called tophi. These are not often painful but can cause swelling in joints that don't resolve right away. Talk to your doc to discuss these issues and treatment options. ...Read more

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Strange swelling between my toes and numbness?

Morton's neuroma: Most likely cause is a localized swelling of a digital nerve caused by compression between adjacent bones. However fractures, abscesses, foreign bodies can all cause similar swelling and numbness. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of long term (years) swelling of a toe? (sore at times, xrays clear) another toe & ankle have had short term swelling.

What could be the cause of long term (years) swelling of a toe? (sore at times, xrays clear) another toe & ankle have had short term swelling.

Gout: Possible acute gouty arthritis gout (also known as podagra when it involves the big toe) is a medical condition usually characterized by recurrent attacks of acute inflammatory arthritis—a red, tender, hot, swollen joint. The metatarsal-phalangeal joint at the base of the big toe is the most commonly affected (approximately 50% of cases). ...Read more

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I am having pain in top part of foot no swelling but big toes is cold feeling I can only walk on side of foot is this serious and what is causing it?

Could be: This could be serious. While this could be an issue of dropped arch or inappropriate shoe wear, you may have a fracture, or even a vascular issue. This should be evaluated by your family physician. ...Read more

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I have been getting bad pain itching and swelling under big toe nail as well 2nd toe nail. Very painful...what should I do?

I have been getting bad pain itching and swelling under big toe nail as well 2nd toe nail. Very painful...what should I do?

A podiatrist is a: foot doctor and the type of doctor you need to see.This could be an infection, likely a fungal infection. The foot doc can help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?

There is some swelling under my toe nail on the big toe. At times puss comes from the swollen area on top of the nail. Help?

Nail bed infection: It sounds like there is infection in the nail bed. You may need an incision around that area to let the pus completely drained with or without antibiotic. ...Read more

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Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more