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What do I do? Swelling pain in "balls" of feet below big toe?

What do I do? Swelling pain in "balls" of feet below big toe?

Pain: Pain is always an indication that an evaluation is in order. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...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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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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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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My balls of both feet hurt from the wooden sandals I walked around in today. How do I make the swelling go down?

My balls of both feet hurt from the wooden sandals I walked around in today. How do I make the swelling go down?

Hurting feet: You should soak your feet in warm water, and take some Motrin or aleve, (naproxen) and do not wear wooden sandals again. ...Read more

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What is neuroma? I see this word a lot when asking about my recent issue with my right big toe and the swelling of the balls of my right foot. I can't walk or sleep. Please advise.

What is neuroma? I see this word a lot when asking about my recent issue with my right big toe and the swelling of the balls of my right foot. I can't walk or sleep. Please advise.

Neuroma: This is fibrous or scar like tissue entrapping a nerve. It doesn't happen with the big toe very often. From your description it sounds like you have more than one problem. See your podiatrist who will unravel this and help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My hands r swollan, burning in my arm muscle, knees hurt and pain in the balls of my feet. What can I do to stop the swelling and pain? See dr may 1

My hands r swollan, burning in my arm muscle, knees hurt and pain in the balls of my feet. What can I do to stop the swelling and pain? See dr may 1

Call your doctor: Call your doctor to see if you can be seen sooner to better determine what is occurring in order to better treat it. ...Read more

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Slightly swelling feet every day?

Slightly swelling feet every day?

Consult doctor: I'm not sure of all your symptoms but there are many reasons from hypertension to medications to anatomy to many other possible reasons for swelling of your feet. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the swelling of the feet?

What causes the swelling of the feet?

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

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What causes swelling in the feet at 60?

What causes swelling in the feet at 60?

Different things: Swelling may result from different things such as problems with the veins or lymphatic system, systemic conditions like high blood pressure or heart failure, and trauma like sprains and fractures. A visit to your primary care physician or podiatrist may help to uncover the cause. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the feet when sitting?

What causes swelling of the feet when sitting?

See below: Since there is no motion the muscles can not pump out the blood and fluid accumulates. ...Read more

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What is the drug for swelling feet please answer me?

What is the drug for swelling feet please answer me?

Depends: Feet swelling could come from a large group of reasons. Finding out why they swell will allow your md to advise you on the correct treatment, whether it be rest or medication. Until you can see someone, raise your legs and feet at or above your heart, so that fluid will tend not to collect in low areas (feet) good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?

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

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Why are my feet swelling?

Why are my feet swelling?

Gravity: Gravity pulls "excessive" fluid to the lowest part of your body. Excess fluid is either due to increased permeability of your vessels, increased fluid volume or inability to pump it. ...Read more

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Pain in foot and swelling?

Pain in foot and swelling?

Possible blood clot: This is a tough one. If its just one foot, first thing I would rule out is a dvt, or deep venous thrombosis. Other conditions to consider are infections, chf, vascular insufficiency, and kidney disease. Either case you need to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and ankles swelling?

Why are my feet and ankles swelling?

Edema: Many things can cause swelling of your feet and ankles. Local factors such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, or phlebitis or blood clots of the veins can cause this. Liver disease, heart disease and kidney disease can also cause swelling. Malnutrition with low blood protein levels can cause this. If it persists you should be examined and have blood work. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling in my feet?

How do I reduce swelling in my feet?

Elevate: Elevate your feet. Where compression stockings. Limit your salt intake. Move your feet. ...Read more

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What do I do to stop swelling in my feet?

What do I do to stop swelling in my feet?

Get it diagnosed: Some causes of swelling of the feet 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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How can I reduce the swelling in my feet?

How can I reduce the swelling in my feet?

Diuretics- H20 pills: Swelling in the feet is usually caused by high blood pressure. See your general physician for evaluation of this condition. The second most common cause are varicose veins that may lead to the swelling or just poor circulation to your feet. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

What is the cause of swelling feet and redness?

Vein dysfunction: The most likely diagnosis is vein dysfunction. A detailed sonogram of the veins and valves can determine the best solution. ...Read more

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Does gabopentin cause swelling in ankles and feet?

Does gabopentin cause swelling in ankles and feet?

Gabapentin: Is not associated with swelling and is commonly used for nerve pain. Most common side effect is drowsy. ...Read more

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How long after breaking a foot should you have swelling?

How long after breaking a foot should you have swelling?

Pretty quickly: But don't use swelling as the determining factor of whether or not you broke it. Have an x-ray if the injury was bad enough you think you broke it. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

How to reduce swelling in the feet for an elderly person?

Elevation/compressio: Elevate feet/legs when possible. Elastic stocking or other form of compression are helpful. Avoid excessive salt intake. See your physician for evalaution. ...Read more

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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

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How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

How long does it take for swelling feet to go down after sunburn?

If you have: Significant swelling due to a sunburn- this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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My feet have been swelling on the bottom and the sides what could this be coming from?

My feet have been swelling on the bottom and the sides what could this be coming from?

Poor shoes: Are your shoes fitting properly? Poor footwear is a common cause of foot swelling/discomfort.

Make sure your salt intake isn't too high. Stay hydrated as well (water is appropriate). If the swelling persists, see your physician. They may want to do some blood work. ...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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The top of my feet have stopping hurting---not all the time----sometimes swelling. What can that be?

The top of my feet have stopping hurting---not all the time----sometimes swelling. What can that be?

Lots of things: Could be pressure from yor shoes. Have you noticed it with a particular pair or type of shoes or after a particular activity? Elevation at night will probably help. ...Read more