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Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?

Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after  standing. Treatment options?

Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics. This results in swelling. It is only temporary. Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week and, keep using it (unless real painful) [if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Edema (Definition)

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


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I have biltaeral puffiness and a tingly feeling in the bottom of both feet and toes. My doctor started me on treatment for edema, but it not help.?

I have biltaeral puffiness and a tingly feeling in the bottom of both feet and toes.  My doctor started me on treatment for edema, but it not help.?

Puffy toes: Edema is a condition and not a disease . It can be associated with cardiovascular conditions, where the body is retaining fluid or due to other chronic systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The first step in dealing with your edema is in assessing its cause. Many times the treatment is different, depending on its cause. If you could more medical history it could help. ...Read more

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Help! what are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Help! what are treatments for edema, neuropathy and pain in feet?

Many possibilities: Edema, neuropathy, and pain can be due to many different reasons. Treatment varies depending on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

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?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

Elevation: Elevation is the best. If both feet are involved you may be retaining fluid from a medical cause and should be checked. Sometimes a diuretic is needed. ...Read more

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I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

I taking pd yet still have swelling in legs and feet is there a treatment?

Yes: Swelling of the feet and legs is a symptom which comes on with prolonged sitting/standing, obesity, venous incompetence, heart failure, kidney problems, and persistence of this should prompt you to seek help of a phlebologist. Check out www.Phlebology.Org to find one in your area. ...Read more

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Got stray cat scratch on foot it bled. Cleaned with piodine alcohol pad got tetnus inj also. No swelling or anything do I need anymore treatment or dr?

Got stray cat scratch on foot it bled. Cleaned with piodine alcohol pad got tetnus inj also. No swelling or anything do I need anymore treatment or dr?

Probably not: Watch for signs of infection: increased redness, warmth, swelling, swollen lymph nodes, pain, or fever. If any of these signs and symptoms develop, you should see a doctor for some further tests and antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Due to cancer in the liver there is increasing severe swelling in the midsection to feet, now is leaking alot. No usual treatment for swelling helps.

Due to cancer in the liver there is increasing severe swelling in the midsection to feet,  now is leaking alot. No usual treatment for swelling helps.

Venous stasis: Other options to treat swelling besides "the usual" includes scds - sequential compression device. It's basically a machine you plug into the wall that is attached to a big bag. You put your legs into the bags and it squeezes them to reduce the swelling. There are a few contraindications, but i would speak to your pcp about getting insurance approval for these. They can be quite expensive. ...Read more

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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