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Treatment Of Foot Edema
Need foot specialist: In general, treatment is either via splinting/ bracing, or surgical correction & repair. In discussing foot deformities, one needs to consult w/ a specialist b/c deformities can be forefoot, midfoot or rearfoot/ankle deformities. Deformities in each category are many and varied, so to discuss treatment, u need to be more specific, i.e. Its severity (simple or complex) & chronicity (old or recent). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Bone spur on top of foot andpsoriatic arthritis. Lots of foot swelling and pain. Is surgery suggested?
Foot pain : not really . See a podiatrist first . Perhaps a steroid injection and a trial of foot pads and good shoes may help your pain . Also as your psoriasis improves , your Arthritis will also improved . See a dermatologist to start on disease modifying agents . There are some drugs in pill form now . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-fungal: Athlete's foot is caused by a fungus, so you need to pick from the many over-the-counter antifungal preparations out there. There are sprays, powders, creams - pick the type best suited to your preferences. Then be patient. Fungal infections are slow to cure - symptoms will get better, but complete cure takes weeks. If nails involved, you need to see doc or podiatrist for further treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Patient with hodgkin lymphoma after course of treatment develope ankle swelling what is the cause??
Possibilities: A few possibilities are there. The most common cause is fluid retention due to steroids used with chemotherapy. Another possibilities is due to the too much fluid given sometimes with chemotherapy. Last less likely possibility is heart failure induced by chemotherapy, which usually happens after multiple courses but it can happen anytime.. ...Read more
Rest: Subchondral edema means there is swelling under the cartilage surface. It happens after injury, arthritis, or anything that causes inflammation. An xray gives that information, also arthritis or fracture should be visualized on the same xray. Treatment would be directed toward the causitive problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: if the edema is due to osteonecrosis, or arthrosis the long term treatment tends to be joint replacement. If it is traumatic, or due to abnormal mechanics in case of cartilage or labral injury, then it may respond to arthroscopic treatment. In younger patients, or some pregnant women, it may require no treatment other than non weight bearing Rx on crutches for about 6 weeks to allow for resoluti ...Read more
Can swelling of the ankle and foot after surgery of the ankle cause burning sensation in the foot? Thank you
Excision: Removal of the bone is an option, although not ideal. Casting the foot for 1-2 months and limiting your weight-bearing is another option. Some insurances may pay for use of a bone stimulator, but if not, some bone stim companies can get one to you through a financial assistance program as they tend to be very expensive. A very unproven option would be to have a regenerative injection into the area ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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