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Swollen Feet In Teen
Differential: The differential diagnosis for these symptoms can vary from venous stasis to infection to charcot arthropathy. Many systemic problems (congestive heart failure, kidney failure, liver disease, etc) can also cause swelling the lower extremities. I recommend an evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See your doctor: Swollen feet may be caused by several conditions, such as, heart disease, varicose veins, poor circulation, etc. Have a thorough exam. Swelling may be reduced by keeping your legs elevated, support stockings, and medications. Discuss the treatment options with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many things: This could be edema, fluid in the soft tissues. That can occur from fluid overload, salt retention, kidney disease, heart disease, liver disease certain medications, etc also joint swelling can do this. There can be many reasons for that. Your evaluation will look at many of these possibilities to help discern why you have he swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elevate feet see doc: If the unexplained swelling lasts for more than a few days or is worsening it is a good idea to see your primary care doctor or an internist. Swelling of the legs is usually due to fluid retention. Caused by (heart, kidney, liver, high BP salt intake etc) needs to be sorted out by primary care doc/internist. Unilateral (one side) maybe due to a blood clot, muscle or tendon injury or arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swollen feet: Feet can swell from venous or lymphatic outflow obstruction from the legs, from excess fluid in the body, from weak veins with poor flow out from the legs, from too little protein in the blood, from high right heart pressure producing fluid outflow in the legs and other things... ...Read more
Edema: Lay with the feet way above the level of the heart. ...Read more
@ Ur age wearing a--: -tight knee brace, or tight elastic sox, otherwise U really need 2 have this evaluated 4 a serious underlying cardiovascular origin or renal cause. If U find a cause due 2 tight something on Ur legs, get in 2 C Ur PCP soon. ...Read more
Move around: Prior to flying, consider getting compression hose to wear on board. Because of the prolonged sitting and cramped space, the legs/ankles/feet remain still and are subject to swelling due to dependent (gravity) positioning. If possible, sit in an aisle seat and/or bulkhead so you have more room and get up and move during the flight to get the blood/fluids in your legs circulating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root Cause Dependent:
Depends on the root cause of the problem. If it is simply from standing all day, then elevating the extremities on 2 pillows above heart level at end of day should suffice.
If this is due to other causes (heart disease, kidney failure, high blood pressure, vascular disease or injuries to both lower extremities) then this will not work.
If any of these, have your pcp evaluate. ...Read more