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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Right foot swelling since 3/14 now I notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?

Right foot swelling since 3/14 now I notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?

Possible ganglion: There are some various things that can present that way. The area that you describe is a common place for ganglions to form. Another consideration, is the Extensor Digitorum Brevis muscle belly. This can become enlarged due to various stresses. It is located on the lateral or little toe side of the foot near the ankle.
If you are having pain from this you may want to have this checked out. ...Read more

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I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

I have pain in bottom of foot swelling on top. Is that gout?

Hard to say: Gout is characterized by intense pain, redness and swelling. If that is you, then gout is possible. If it is not, gout is unlikely. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve (s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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What causes foot swelling?

What causes foot swelling?

Many things: Trauma such as broken bones, sprains, strains. Problems with veins and lymphatic systems. Systemic disorders such as high blood pressure, and heart failure. Blood clots may cause swelling of one leg. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot swelling?

How can I treat foot swelling?

Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more

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How do you treat foot swelling?

How do you treat foot swelling?

Elevate: First find the cause. It can be caused by many things some minor and some serious. I suggest you be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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What are some causes of foot swelling?

What are some causes of foot swelling?

Swelling: General injury, vein weakness, infection, blood clots, fracture, and allergic reaction. There are more obviously, but these are a few. ...Read more

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What to do about foot swelling after minor injury?

What to do about foot swelling after minor injury?

RICE: For minor injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling and pain. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. If your symptoms don’t improve after 48 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will icing a lot help foot swelling to become normal?

Depends: On what is causing swelling. If it is from an injury, ice within first 48 hours will be helpful. There are various other conditions that may cause swelling. Ice will not help in the majority of these cases. ...Read more

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Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Can sunburn cause foot swelling?

Possible: Sunburn to the feet can cause swelling as the skin heals. It's definitely possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate my foot swelling?

How can I alleviate my foot swelling?

Depends why: You have it...I.E trauma, infection, venous insufficency, hypertenton, poor kidney function, side effect of medicine, too much salt intake etc... ...Read more

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I am experiencing foot swelling and foot pain.

I am experiencing foot swelling and foot pain.

Any trauma?: Don't know history of why but you might have overtrained, poor shoe fit, not wide enough, mesh type sneakers that strecth and good soft inserts with arch support good, new balance has good ones; if swelling and pain could be blood clot if smoker and birth control pills or obese. Use excedrin [generic fine] for pain or alve, ice it over a sock and elevate it above heart [pillow under foot lying ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can reduce my foot swelling?

It would depend: On what caused the swelling.....Injury? Varicose veins? A clot in your leg?
All three for example should be treated differently... ...Read more

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Left foot swelling. No injury? What can cause this?

Left foot swelling. No injury? What can cause this?

Many causes: If it is just one leg and you are having pain, please go to the ER to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have foot swelling at side of foot.?

What to do if I have foot swelling at side of foot.?

See a specialist: If you have unexplained swelling on the side of your foot it could be one of several issues including an ankle sprain, tendinitis, a bone spur or a fracture. I recommend you see a qualified specialist (podiatrist or orthopedist) for examination. ...Read more

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Does putting hot water make foot swelling worse or better?

Does putting hot water make foot swelling worse or better?

Generally worse...: Heat opens up capillaries and other blood vessels which allows more blood to enter the area. This can make swelling worse.

www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more

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Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Foot swelling at side of foot. What can I do/take to reduce the swelling?

Ice: Lots of ice, elevation, compress with an ace bandage and rest. Take an over the counter antiinflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). If no better, then go to your favorite podiatrist. ...Read more

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Why is my foot swelling and turning dark red?

See a doctor: If there is no history of injury you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

It depends: What the cause of the swelling. May the reason your heart weak, medications and elevation help. May be the leg broken, you elevate and medications. May be infection, you have to use antibiotic and elevation. Good luck. Thanks. ...Read more

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Broken foot swelling what's not normal?

Broken foot swelling what's not normal?

I'm not sure: Of the question, if you break your foot swelling would be expected. ...Read more

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What is making my broken foot swelling up?

What is making my broken foot swelling up?

Injury to the bone: The break in the bone it the final stage of an injury to the foot, there damages to the tissues of the foot which cause the swelling. ...Read more