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The ball of my foot is swollen. What could it be?

The ball of my foot is swollen. What could it be?

Swollen: As you can see from the other answers, there a number of possible causes. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and determination of the cause and formulation of a treatment plan. ...Read more

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The+ball+of+my+foot+is+swollen and hurts?

The+ball+of+my+foot+is+swollen and hurts?

Ball of foot pain: Numerous conditions can cause this. See a podiatrist and get an x-ray and maybe an mri. Conditions can include but, not limited to a stress fracture, cyst, even tumor. ...Read more

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The ball of my foot is swollen and throbbing pain when I stand or walk. What's this sound like?

The ball of my foot is swollen and throbbing pain when I stand or walk. What's this sound like?

Thronbbing: This could be a stress fracture or capsulitis / metatarsalgia. However, without x rays and an exam this is pure speculation. See your podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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The ball on my right foot is swollen and a bit painful. I never had an accident. Now I am walking over on my other foot. Any suggestions?

The ball on my right foot is swollen and a bit painful. I never had an accident. Now I am walking over on my other foot. Any suggestions?

Maybe overuse: Swelling can be caused by a variety of problems. Simple treatment consists of rice: rest, ice compression and elevation. Antiinflammatories are helpful if tolerated. Limit standing and walking and stay in a stiff shoe. Problems can include: stress fractures, capsulitis, pinched nerve, foreign body and infection. If it is not improving, see your podiatrist. Dr l. ...Read more

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The ball of my foot is largely swollen, what can I use to treat this?

The ball of my foot is largely swollen, what can I use to treat this?

Ice: But I would see a foot doctor for clinical exam to figure out the cause: i.E fracture? ...Read more

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My foot is swollen what could be the reason?

My foot is swollen what could be the reason?

Many possibilities!: Gout, infection, water retention, sprain, arthritis, just to name a few. A lot depends on the history and physical exam, so I would recommend seeing your doctor to determine the cause! ...Read more

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I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

I have athletes foot and I soaked my foot in vinegar but now my foot is swollen. Why?

Acid: Vinegar is an acid. You probable have a inflammatory reaction. By the way vinegar will not cure athletes foot. ...Read more

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My foot is swollen. How do I make it go down if I don't have any medicine?

My foot is swollen. How do I make it go down if I don't have any medicine?

Ice, elevation, rest: Ice, elevation and compression couples with rest will help the swelling go down if you have had a minor sprain.

If this swelling is from any other reason you need to seek medical help to determine the cause. It could be gout, infection or even a clog in an artery or vein. ...Read more

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I got a bug bite on my foot & now my foot is swollen. Could this be serious?

I got a bug bite on my foot & now my foot is swollen. Could this be serious?

Infection: If you are sure it was a bug bite and your whole foot is swollen it is quite possible you have a infection and yes this could be serious if left not treated see your podiatrist or family doctor and be accessed. ...Read more

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My left side (middle)of the bottom of my foot is swollen, and painful to the right. What should I do?

My left side (middle)of the bottom of my foot is swollen, and painful to the right. What should I do?

Rest, ice, compess: To start. Howver, see podiatrist to get proper evaluation and treatment. You will likely require x-rays to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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My toe was red, and now my foot is swollen, what happened?

My toe was red, and now my foot is swollen, what happened?

Need more info: Hard to say for sure without a complete history and examination. See the podiatrist! Could be a variety of things - bug bite, gout attack, infection, etc. Don't wait to have it checked! ...Read more

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My foot is swollen but not bruised. Could it still be broken?

My foot is swollen but not bruised. Could it still be broken?

More history: Hard to say without some more history of the events leading up to the swelling. If the story has limited velocity or stress and it's painless swelling it's unlikely fractured. Always best to have your MD do an exam and take a history to determine your risks.
http://www. Healthgrades. Com/right-care/injuries-and-wounds/foot-swelling ...Read more

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My foot is swollen and warm to touch. What should I do?

My foot is swollen and warm to touch. What should I do?

Seek treatment: Differential diagnosis can include possible stress fracture, gout, infection, tendonitis to name but a few. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and now my foot is swollen and purple. What should I do?

I sprained my ankle and now my foot is swollen and purple. What should I do?

Rest: Ice, compression, elevation, an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated. If very swollen consider crutches, a walking boot if you can't crutch walk. Consider xrays to make sure no fracture. ...Read more

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Stepped on a safety pin and now my foot is swollen. Go to er?

Stepped on a safety pin and now my foot is swollen. Go to er?

Yes: Pain, redness and swelling may indicate the onset of infection. Make sure your tetanus boosters are up to date as well. ...Read more

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My foot is swollen and it hurts to stand n walk on at all times! Also when I'm sleep my foot goes to sleep?

My foot is swollen and it hurts to stand n walk on at all times! Also when I'm sleep my foot goes to sleep?

See your doctor: If it hurts to stand on it could be a fracture. There are fractures that could have occurred from hitting it, but then there such things as overuse fractures as well. It could also be a sprain or a strain. Would need a physical exam or further studies to assess appropriately. ...Read more

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I tripped on the top of my foot. My foot is swollen, it kind of hurts to wiggle my toes and putting constant pressure hurts too.

I tripped on the top of my foot. My foot is swollen, it kind of hurts to wiggle my toes and putting constant pressure hurts too.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be x-ray examination. If the injury was not severe enough to cause a fracture, you may watch and wait. If it does not improve in a day or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor or go to the emergency room of a hospital.
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My foot is swollen. It really hurts to put pressure on it. I took pain killers and iced it didn't do anything! Please help it hurts so badly?

My foot is swollen. It really hurts to put pressure on it. I took pain killers and iced it didn't do anything! Please help it hurts so badly?

Foot pain: Did your foot pain happen after an injury? Were x-rays taken? Did you ice the area immediately afterwards? Seek professional help. Pain means there is something wrong. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised. It hurt earlier but there is no pain now. I don't know what happened. Any suggestions on what is wrong?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised. It hurt earlier but there is no pain now. I don't know what happened. Any suggestions on what is wrong?

Injury unknown: this can be from unknown injuries. Morning another consideration is you are develop an arthritis. You need to see your physician is see if you have to see a rheumatologist to help clarify what is happening. You can ice it today. ...Read more

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I got stung by a honey bee and my foot is swollen and painful. When will it stop being like this?

Intense pain: Starts to dissipate in minutes ; by a couple hours the pain intensity is markedly reduced. Pain goes from sharp to dull and is usually resolved within 3 days or so. Normal sting symptoms may include pain, itching, swelling, redness ; tenderness of the affected area. Milder allergic reactions: swelling of > 4 inches (baseball), nausea, GI cramps, diarrhea. Severe allergic reactions may present. ...Read more

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My boil popped and my foot is swollen. Is ther any antibiotic I should take? And how do I clean it?

My boil popped and my foot is swollen. Is ther any antibiotic I should take? And how do I clean it?

Abscess treatment: A boil is an infection of the skin often caused by Staphylococcus or 'Staph'. When the boil 'pops' -healing has already begun. If there's redness or pain around the area, then you may need further treatment like antibiotics. Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole is good for that (the pharmacist can help with the dosing). If you have sulfa allergy tho, you need a different one. San Lazaro Hospital may help ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My foot is swollen and it hurts to touch it on the top of my foot. It doesn't hurt to walk on it but could it still be fractured?

Could use your help docs! My foot is swollen and it hurts to touch it on the top of my foot. It doesn't hurt to walk on it but could it still be fractured?

Anything possible: Various possiblities including, injury/stress fracture, gout, infection or other form of arthritic condition. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

Possible: Clearly, an x-ray would help detemine whether you have a fracture. However, a hairline (stress) fracture may not be evident on x-ray until 10- 14 days post injured. The lump may be swelling or a hematoma as a result of the injury. ...Read more

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Ice skating yesterday, and now the side of my foot is swollen and very sore. What happened inside the skate?

Ice skating yesterday, and now the side of my foot is swollen and very sore. What happened inside the skate?

Overuse: Make sure to rule out a stress fracture of the for. If it's not a stress fracture, then it's most likely an overuse injury such tendonitis.
I recommend that you see a podiatrist and get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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I been bit by a bee now my foot is swollen and its trying to get numb going up to my leg. What can I do I'm feeling kind a funny, nervous

I been bit by a bee now my foot is swollen and its trying to get numb going up to my leg. What can I do I'm feeling kind a funny, nervous

Med eval.: Infection. If you now have significant swelling resulting from a bee sting you may have an allergic reaction or an infection. Either of these warrant medical attention. ...Read more

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I had a ball charlie horse the other night I woke up screaming in pain now my foot is swollen and bruised why?

I had a ball charlie horse the other night I woke up screaming in pain now my foot is swollen and bruised why?

This does: Not sound like Charlie horse to me....
DVT should be ruled out....
Any possibility you banged your foot? ...Read more