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What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

Possibilities: Sprain/strain, stress fracture, posterior tibial tendon tear or dysfunction or possibly and inflammatory condition such as gout. ...Read more

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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Can posterior tibial tendonitis cause swelling in the shin as well as the ankle and instep? Orthotic used 3 months, now just wrapped, but swells more

Can posterior tibial tendonitis cause swelling in the shin as well as the ankle and instep?  Orthotic used 3 months, now just wrapped, but swells more

Leg swelling: Swelling to the posterior tibial tendon usually occurs at the medial and lateral ankle at most if you now experiencing swelling at the shin it could be because your leg is doing more work causing the muscles to become irritated or overworked. You may need a professional to further explore the problems in your leg and tendon and possibly immobilize the leg. ...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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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 can cause swelling on the bottom my foot?

What can cause swelling on the bottom my foot?

Few things: A rupture of the plantar fascia. A fracture in the foot, an access, a foreign body, a sprain, an infection, an allergic reaction, gout, etc, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on the bottom of my foot?

What can cause swelling on the bottom of my foot?

A few causes: Peripheral edema, local inflammation caused by injury, foreign body, infection, among other things. See a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Top of foot turning black and swelling, what could be the cause.?

Top of foot turning black and swelling, what could be the cause.?

Foot turning black: Something must have happened for that black swelling to occur.
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Things should work out OK. ...Read more

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Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Swelling on the foot that looks like an elephant foot. What causes it?

Lymphedema: Is what this sounds like. Infection, injury or inflammatory arthritis can also cause this. See podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What could have caused sudden swelling and pain on the ball of my foot?

What could have caused sudden swelling and pain on the ball of my foot?

Several things: Swelling and pain are signs of inflammation. Sudden onset can beccaused by stress fracture, joint inflammation, infection to name a few. See a doctor to evaluate sooner than later especially if you are having difficulty walking on it. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a swelling under my right foot, as if a pad is added under the foot, with no pain, what could be the cause?

I'm experiencing a swelling under my right foot, as if a pad is added under the foot, with no pain, what could be the cause?

Swelling: Depending on were the swelling is located. You might just have a type of overuse injury. When this occurs it can be normal to have increased swelling/edema to the portion of your foot that might have the pathology. If you can elevate your foot, use ice, and nsaids with food to help decrease the swelling. If the swelling persists with pain ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

What are the causes of a swelling foot and leg and turning black?

Vein disease common: Venous insufficiency is a common cause of swelling and hyperpigmentation (blackening). This circulation problem is often easily curable although the cosmetic damage may not be completely reversible. A simple, painless and relatively inexpensive ultrasound test can determine if this is the cause. A phlebologist or other physician experienced in this area can quickly assess this problem. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling in the heel of my foot?

What could cause swelling in the heel of my foot?

Some sort of : Inflammation. In the back of the heel it can be achilles tendonitis, on the bottom, plantar fasciitis. Those are two of the most common causes, but if you've experienced some sort of injury, as in a fall from a height, there can be others. Have it checked out by a podiatrist to be sure. ...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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Can atletes foot cause swelling in the groin?

Can atletes foot cause swelling in the groin?

Fungus or lymph node: A fungal skin infection can cause athlete's foot and "jock itch". Do you have redness and itch in groin?
Swelling in groin could also be an enlarged lymph node.
Get checked by your doc. ...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 are possible causes of sudden pain of top of foot with the apeearance of a bump and swelling? Thank u

What are possible causes of sudden pain of top of foot with the apeearance of a bump and swelling? Thank u

Cyst of some type: Several things can cause it, there are deposits like lipomas, epidermal cysts, that are benign but can be painful. A common problem in that area can be a ganglion cyst. These are small benign growths that occur on tendons. They are all easily sorted out on physical exam. You should see a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have numbness in my foot after twisting it 2 days ago, also swelling and discoloration, cause of numbness?

I have numbness in my foot after twisting it 2 days ago, also swelling and discoloration, cause of numbness?

Where?: How you twisted it and location of numbness and bruising are important. Often, twisting the ankle, partially tears ligaments on the outside of it and the bruising and swelling can give a sense of numbness. The best course is to have it checked by a podiatrist. A fracture isn't impossible and it's important to have a thorough evaluation to check ligament and nerve integrity and discuss treatment. ...Read more

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What causes dark discoloration spots in right foot. Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left in inside center of foot?

What causes dark discoloration spots in right foot.  Was hurting and swelling. Now ok but dark spot left in inside center of foot?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Swelling & pain on top of one foot. Third week. May have been caused by bad dress shoes, but unsure. Any advice I would be deeply grateful for.

Podiatrist: Best to see the expert on this — the Podiatrist. One episode of bad dress shoe should not result in 3 weeks of swelling/pain, unless you caused some significant damage. Possible bruising/vessel damage and nerve impingement which could take a time to resolve, but best to see the expert. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

What could cause the pain and swelling on top of my foot and outside of ankle?

Ankle pain: The pain could be from many things. First, was there any trauma? It could be bone, nerve, ligament, tendon, osteochondral defect. Would see a foot surgeon. ...Read more

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Do lipomas cause extreme swelling when located in the foot?

No: A lipoma is a fatty tumor. You swelling is probably coming from your heart and by our hypertension. See your doctor ...Read more

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What could cause painless swelling after an ankle / foot injury?

What could cause painless swelling after an ankle / foot injury?

May: Need more time for your body to clear out the swelling post injury. Try compression sock. ...Read more

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What causes radom throbbing and swelling in a women's left foot?

What causes radom throbbing and swelling in a women's left foot?

Circulation: There are many circulation problems that can cause leg pain or throbbing or swelling. It shouldn't happen just to a left foot specifically. Have you had any accidents? Fallen? You can start with a foot doctor called a podiatrist. Then, if he doesn't find anything- you can be referred to a phlebology doctor: www.Phlebolgy. Org and put in your zip code. Venous disease causes swelling, cramping too. ...Read more

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Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?

Could foot swelling be caused by uric acid sintered in the tissues but can't be shown in examination? What would you recommend to do or take?

Difficult to say: Buildup of monosodium urate crystals (aka uric acid) in tissues of the foot is frequently difficult to diagnose on x-ray and clinical exam alone. Often a blood test +/- joint aspirate (if symptoms centered around a joint) is required for diagnosis. ...Read more