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What Causes Instep Swelling
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
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
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
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
In a 60 yr old male what could cause major swelling of the right foot and right foot alone with no physical injury along w loss of mobility in rghtarm?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi what cause are name for some big swelling painful bumps on my inside left foot for more than month now no going away thanks for your. Respond asap?
Need exam: Without photo documentation, your question cannot be answered here. Get to a clinic for a proper exam. ...Read more
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