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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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Dr. James Chapman
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I have foot swelling, minor redness and a good bit of pain when i walk. What can be causing this?

I have foot swelling, minor redness and a good bit of pain when i walk. What can be causing this?

Foot Pain: Typically with foot pain developing you try to analyze the cause. What did I do to get my foot irritated? Then, you try to create a pain free environment to allow healing as much as possible (change shoes, etc). Plus, you begin the classic rice treatment--some rest, some ice, some compression, and some elevation. You can add anti-inflammatory meds or salves. See a doctor if it stuck! dr blake. ...Read more

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Orange stool cough walking up at night gasping for air and my right foot is swelling ?

Orange stool cough walking up at night gasping for air and my right foot is swelling ?

See Dr. ASAP: Orange stools not worrisome (usually from eating foods with a lot of beta carotene, like carrots, yams, etc.), but coughing, gasping for air and foot swelling could be a sign of a very serious problem. If only one foot is swollen, first worry would be a DVT (blood clot in vein, which can travel to lungs). If swelling in both feet, first worry would be heart failure. Get checked out right away! ...Read more

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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more

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What can cause terrible foot swelling with pain in both feet and a fever?

What can cause terrible foot swelling with pain in both feet and a fever?

Swelling pain: First if you are having swelling of both legs with fever i highly recommended you either see your doctor or go to nearest er. It could either be cellulitis or a dvt, which is a blood clot in your leg. ...Read more

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Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but i don't know what caused this?

Evaluation needed: Allergic reactions limited to one foot is a bit unusual. It will be important for the treating physician to distinguish between soft tissue, swelling, joint swelling, and angioedema from allergic reaction. Frequently with allergic reaction there is itching and redness and less "shooting pain." insect bite or sting reactions may be a possibility and a close examination will aid in this. ...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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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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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


Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Definition)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged ...Read more