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Swollen and painful foot after 2 hour hike. What would help the most?

Swollen and painful foot after 2 hour hike.  What would help the most?

Ice, Elevation: Ice and elevation would be a first-aid approach. If the pain and swelling does not improve x-rays and/or other diagnostic tests would be helpful to rule out a stress fracture ("march" fracture). Tendonitis, plantar fasciitis are other common conditions that would have to be ruled out. It is also possible to sprain almost any joint in the foot from a bio mechanical fault...May need orthotics. ...Read more

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Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3 hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

Dual tissue growth between skin and toenail. One month ago, after going for a 3 hour hike, my big toe on my left foot felt very mildly sore and looked slightly swollen around the base of the nail. One week later, a small tissue growth developed. Two weeks

See podiatrist: Some possibilities may be keratinized tissue, fungus, bacterial colonization, pyogenic granuloma....Without visualization of the lesion harder to give definitive diagnosis. A podiatrist likely can diagnose and offer treatment on seeing the toe. ...Read more

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At end of day small two toes on left foot are swollen, red, and painful. Athletic teacher 6'3'' 185 lbs. Hemochromatosis; not diabetic?

At end of day small two toes on left foot are swollen, red, and painful. Athletic teacher 6'3'' 185 lbs. Hemochromatosis; not diabetic?

Change Shoes.: Hemochromatosis does have a link with arthritis and I can see why you may have concern as to it's link with you immediate problem, but in your case, I don't think so. Your classic symptoms of an intact inflammatory response, is engaged "at the end of the day". So something is causing the problem at the beginning of the day and fulminating as the day progresses. One thing fits the bill, Shoes. ...Read more

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I have swollen fingers every morning that go away in an hour or two. No other swelling in feet or ankles. Had labs on 10/24/14 all good.

I have swollen fingers every morning that go away in an hour or two. No other swelling in feet or ankles. Had labs on 10/24/14 all good.

Not enough info: although this could suggest arthritis there are other things you need to know. Also I am uncertain what Lab you had but you may not have had enough. Your physician may send you to a rheumatologist who can better clarify these issues, order the appropriate lab, and help you understand what's happening. ...Read more

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My husband took 50 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a serious rash, 25 mg more 4 hours later. His rash improved but feet are painful and swollen. Is possible od?

My husband took 50 mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine) for a serious rash, 25 mg more 4 hours later.  His rash improved but feet are painful and swollen.   Is possible od?

Not overdose: 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a standard adult dose; taking 50 mg more six hours later would be appropriate, so 25 mg after 4 hours isn't usually a problem. If the symptoms are progressing from rash to foot swelling, he should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Recently I have swollen and painful foot arch after running, how should I treat this?

Recently I have swollen and painful foot arch after running, how should I treat this?

Ice and support: Usually this is due to a lack of support in your shoes. Ice the area to reduce the swelling and either purchase orthotics from your podiatrist or some form of support to aid you in running. Get out of those old shoes. ...Read more

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