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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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2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

Low ankle sprain : It sounds like you are recovering from a low ankle sprain. The pain you experience in the front of the ankle is most likely your anterior talofibular ligament(ATFL) which is still healing. It can take weeks-months to fully recover from ankle sprains depending on the severity of the injury. Rest, ice, compression and elevation is the best nonoperative treatment for this. ...Read more

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With a metatarsal stress fracture, is it normal to have redness and swelling after 9 week (boot, crutches), and for the area to feel warm to touch?

With a metatarsal stress fracture, is it normal to have redness and swelling after 9 week (boot, crutches), and for the area to feel warm to touch?

Don't be so stressed: Interesting that you mentioned nothing about pain. Some swelling may be acceptable at this point, but the redness and associated warmth may need to be looked into. Suggest you have the foot evaluated soon to quantify objectively, the degree of heat and redness. Sometimes stress fractures can seem more healed than they really are. This tends to make one not be as strict in following through. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

Elevation: Elevate your feet, rest drink lots of water. That should help to reduce swelling. You should also contact your md if you are swelling and she is not aware. Sometimes swelling can be seen with high blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much swelling and pain is normal after a met. orif? Still swollen, esp. at end of day, sore to walk on or touch and usually red

How much swelling and pain is normal after a met. orif? Still swollen, esp. at end of day, sore to walk on or touch and usually red

Metatarsal ORIF?: It depends on how long ago it was done. If you are using crutches, the edema is dependent as well as from the 2 traumatic events, the fracture as well as the surgery. It is not unusual for a foot 2 B red as it's a vasomotor reaction 2 the insults. The acute pain should B a lot better after 2 weeks, then gradually subside. If you run a temp & pain increasing could B sign of infection, so talk 2 ortho ...Read more

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Is my foot broken? I dropped a laptop on my foot sunday night. We iced and elevated it, within 24 hours there was swelling and a bruise forming around the swollen area. I am still able to walk with a limp as long as it's on the outside of my foot. (i hit

Is my foot broken? I dropped a laptop on my foot sunday night. We iced and elevated it, within 24 hours there was swelling and a bruise forming around the swollen area. I am still able to walk with a limp as long as it's on the outside of my foot. (i hit

So : So when you say "we iced and elevated it, " we're talking about your foot, not the laptop, right? You could very well have fractured it, but the only way to tell is with an x-ray. What you could do is go to an emergency room. Even with no health insurance, they will see you, and they will take an x-ray. If it's broken, they'll wrap you up in something or another and send you on your way to be managed privately elsewhere. But at least at that point, you'll have yourself a diagnosis. If it turns out it is broken or you otherwise need to seek medical care, it might take you a few calls to find an office that will offer you some kind of discounted fee if you have no insurance. I find myself doing this more and more frequently, as the number of people, especially young people, have no health insurance. I would start by calling podiatrists, who, in my experience, are more apt to offer a discount than an orthopedist. Good luck with the laptop too! ...Read more

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I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

See doc: see an ortho trauma specialist and get X-rays- could be your pelvis is not properly aligned- some of this may not resolve ...Read more

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How do I treat an insect bite? Insect bit me 2 weeks ago on the toe. Soaking in epsom salt helps, but pain and swelling persist. Should i see a doctor or wait it out.

You : You should see your doctor as this may indicate that you have an infection that requires treatment you cannot do as well as antibiotics. ...Read more

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Used wrong leg after thr to step up on a curb and now have an ache in the quad muscle. Ice, heat or both? I can still walk and the pain isn't bad.

Used wrong leg after thr to step up on a curb and now have an ache in the quad muscle. Ice, heat or both? I can still walk and the pain isn't bad.

Injury: After acute injury ice is always a good thing. Three days later heat may help. Massage the muscle may help and physical therapy may help to ensure you don't further injure the progress you make after your hip replacement. Proper diet and excercize play key roles in your recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a kidney biopsy 4 days ago. The area is red and itchy. Is that normal? How soon can I start cycling and paddle boarding?

I had a kidney biopsy 4 days ago. The area is red and itchy. Is that normal? How soon can I start cycling and paddle boarding?

SOmetimes: The area of redness could be from the dressing, or it could be normal. You can go paddle boarding as soon as you feel up to it. But check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What could b the cause of severe foot and ankle pain during and after walking? Sore to the touch and weight is intolerable. How should I treat?

X-Rays: Pain during and after ambulation that is tender to the touch is indicative of an injury and possibly a fracture in your foot. You should protect the area and be seen in person by a physician for clinical and radiographic evaluation as soon as possible! ...Read more

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My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

My foot is in a cast without padding. When I walk it itches my ankle and top of foot. I will wear it for 12 weeks. Can any blisters or ulcers develop?

Blisters/ ulcers: If you have any problems with your ankle or foot you must contact the doctor who is caring for you. If the doctor does not have space or time to see you please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Hope all goes well. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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Child complains for a second day that a calf on one leg hurts and now also an ankle, limping for 2 days no swelling, redness and not hot. What is it?

Child complains for a second day that a calf on one leg hurts and now also an ankle, limping for 2 days no swelling, redness and not hot. What is it?

SIMPLE TO SERIOUS: Does the child feel sick? Fever? Calf bigger than other side? It could be something as simple as a muscle strain/sprain, to an infection, leg fracture, or something very serious but also very rare in children; a DVT. This should be checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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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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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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My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. her esr was 95. what could cause this?

My daughter is 5. She recently had a very swollen and painful foot for no reason. No know injury. her esr was 95. what could cause this?

Inflammation: Swelling and elevated esr could signal an infection either in the joint or bone, or an immune type arthrtitis like rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, serum sickness like reaction. History as to recent drug intake, other symptoms like skin rash or sore throat, fever or swollen lymph nodes may give clues, in addition to other labs or imaging studies. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain and painful swollen joints (side: left) (worsened by: with movement) (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabb...

I am experiencing  foot pain and painful swollen joints (side: left) (worsened by: with movement) (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabb...

How long: How long have you been experiencing these symptoms? A good place to start is with any recent changes. If you have new shoes or have increased your activity lately these may be the cause. If you have experienced a fall or injury lately, you may have a sprain or bruise. RICE = Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Also try some tylenol or motrin to see if this helps with the pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot pain. The following also describes me: Swollen foot. What should I do?

I am experiencing  foot pain. The following also describes me: Swollen foot. What should I do?

See your doctor: See your doctor for an exam. Impossible to say without more details or a picture... ...Read more

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I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it. My upper back on the right around neck also hurts. ?

I have foot pain in my right foot inner on the side, it has swollen up and hurts to massage it.  My upper back on the right around neck also hurts. ?

Bone or tendon prob: Most common cause of medial foot pain and swelling is either tendonitis or partial tear of the posterior tibial tendon. Classically it hurts when you raise up on your toes. In the same area u could have a symptomatic accessory navicular bone. U need to be examined, xrayeed +- MRI to tell what problem is. The back/neck pain is probably unrelated but could be part of an inflammatory arthritis pictur. ...Read more

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Sharp foot pain on the outside of foot about 1 1/2 inches away from pinky toe. Do not remember any injury. Worse in the morning. Doesn't seem swollen ?

Sharp foot pain on the outside of foot about 1 1/2 inches away from pinky toe. Do not remember any injury. Worse in the morning. Doesn't seem swollen
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Sounds like a tailor: bunion. It is caused by improper footwear. It is at the base of the little toe. Usually we see this in people with a"splay foot". This means when your foot hits the ground the forefoot widens. Have 2 look for this barefooted. If dress shoes & heelx make it more sore that is most likely the problem. ...Read more

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2 dys ago woke upw sudden foot pain. the pain is located in left foot along outside. small toe joint seems to be swollen and is red. hurts to walk on?

2 dys ago woke upw sudden foot pain. the pain is located in left foot along outside. small toe joint seems to be swollen and is red. hurts to walk on?

Foot pain: How much do you weigh & do you have a history of gout? Any trauma? What is your diet like? Consult with us to see if you need an xray or blood work to determine underlying cause. ...Read more

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Swollen, slight pain been my left ankle and foot. Extends on the inside to the top of my foot. Pain , slight limp w/pr sudden onset. 58, 5'4", 170. Lrl?

Swelling and pain: This could be any number of things . If there is no bruising it could be gout. It could be tendonitis, or a stress fracture or a joint mouse. An exam and xray by a podiatrist will give you the help you seek. Good luck ! ...Read more

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Not sure what i did to my foot but i have bpttem of heel, and side of foot pain. Swollen and bruised. What should i do? Hurts worse with weight on it

Not sure what i did to my foot but i have bpttem of heel, and side of foot pain. Swollen and bruised. What should i do? Hurts worse with weight on it

Heel pain: If no history of injury, it might be inflammation of the fascia in the bottom of the foot. If there was injury associated with it need to rule out sprain or fracture of little bones in the foot ...Read more

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Black bruise on inner thigh just appeared no reason leg hurts real bad and swollen with extreme foot pain?

Extreme pain : Should always be checked out. In my differential diagnosis would be a clot which requires you to go to the emergency room.....Better be safe than sorry....A clot could potentially kill you.... ...Read more

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Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts. ?

Foot pain, started with Achilles tendon and now foot is swollen, hurts to bear weight and heel and arch of foot hurt, ankle area no longer hurts.  ?

Stretches do help: A fellow sufferer here, as well as several MDs in our practice. The stretches on the link below do help, you will see progressive improvement. We all had a great deal of success with them. In fact I used to have relapses until I got religious about doing these. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/plantar-fasciitis/multimedia/foot-stretches-to-prevent-plantar-fasciitis/img-2000823 ...Read more

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Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...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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