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Swelling On Balls Of Feet
Pain: Pain is always an indication that an evaluation is in order. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more
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
What causes forefoot pain and swelling otherwise healthy only one foot previous bunion surgery with pin?
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?
My balls of both feet hurt from the wooden sandals I walked around in today. How do I make the swelling go down?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you have: Significant swelling due to a sunburn- this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
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
The top of my feet have stopping hurting---not all the time----sometimes swelling. What can that be?
How do I get my feet to stop swelling everyday? This has never happened to me before...Been going on for a few months now
Cause: Find out the cause first, then you can determine best way to prevent it or treat it. ...Read more
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