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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

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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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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I have swelling on my left foot behind that ball joint on the side. What could cause this?

I have swelling on my left foot behind that ball joint on the side. What could cause this?

Many things: Not sure from your description exactly where you are talking about but there could be many causes- please give more info. ...Read more

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For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?) large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling . Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

For 2 days I have had sharp pain - left( ball of foot?)   large pad behind big toe. No visible swelling .  Painful walk/stand. What possible causes?

Rule out Gout: You will need to rule out the possibility of gouty arthritis - it typically appears suddenly in a big toe (classic presentation), although it is usually accompanied by some form of swelling, redness or other discoloration. ...Read more

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Can high blood preasure an being over weight be the cause of left foot swelling up?

Can high blood preasure an being over weight be the cause of left foot swelling up?

Usually: When only one foot is swollen, it's an indication of something wrong with the foot, ankle or lower leg that's swollen. Blood pressure can lead to swelling if untreated, but usually in both feet, not one. Being overweight can make treating whatever is wrong more difficult, but it's not the cause of swelling. I suggest you either consult with your pmd or see a dpm about the swelling. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

What would cause sudden pain and swelling on the top of left foot and ankle, no known injury and no heart prob.

Two causes that come: to my mind, without any injury (fall or something heavy falling on the foot or ankle) are Gout or Pseudogout. Others include maybe an insect bite. See your PCP to have a blood test and even some fluid removed from the swollen part might provide an answer(Dx). ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg.Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg.Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

In : In general, swelling that occurs in both feet/ankles simultaneously is usually the result of the body retaining fluid. It's the feet and ankles that swell only because gravity brings the fluid down there. It's not a symptom of something wrong with the feet or ankles, but rather some systemic condition that is causing fluid to be retained in the body. The 4 most common causes being an issue with either the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys. But when one foot or ankle swells, it almost always means something is wrong with the foot or ankle, and it's not related to fluid retention. Also, fluid retention is not typically painful; certainly not "excruciating." there are many reasons for an ankle to swell and become painful (i'm assuming there was no injury), and when you say first it was one ankle, then it went away, only to start up on the other ankle, i'd wonder about some kind of arthritic process of an inflammatory nature, like gout or rheumatoid arthritis. I suppose there is also the remote possibility you could have had a phlebitis in one leg which cleared up on its own, and then re-developed it on the other lower leg, but this is a stretch, to be honest. My best advice is to have your primary care physician take a look at it. He or she will be able to rule-out certain conditions, order appropriate tests, and make an appropriate referral to a specialist, if needed. But i wouldn't ignore this. I would get it checked out. Feel better. ...Read more

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Left lower leg pain (shin) swelling sometimes my foot feels cold shin feels cold feel if there is something heavy press on shin what could be cause?

Left lower leg pain (shin) swelling sometimes my foot feels cold shin feels cold feel if there is something heavy press on shin what could be cause?

CompartmentSyndrome?: One of serveral etiologies to what you describe could be a condition called 'compartment syndrome'. This is seen in pnts who sustain sudden or repetitive trauma to the anterior aspect of the leg. Muscles in this area are tightly bound by fascia and may sometimes swell within a compartment leading to muscel strangulation. You should definitely have this looked at soon. ...Read more

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What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and foot, during periods only?

What would cause pain and numbness of the left arm and leg, swelling of the left ankle and  foot, during periods only?

Uncertain: This is something you should take your physician. The swelling in one leg or an ankle may be related to the venous return from the lower extremity. The pain and numbness in one arm and leg could suggest a neurologic system. This is why you should take this to your physician. ...Read more

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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

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There is a swelling on both of my insteps , the right a little more than the left. And a pining in my toes, sometimes the center toe. Foot feel plump.?

See a podiatrist: You have a problem and an in person exam can pin point it. A differential diagnosis could include, neuroma, plantar plate tear. Those would be my first two thoughts mainly cause the condition is bilateral. So, a stress fracture or the likes would be less likely. ...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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Angiogram done using left femoral artery few days after had pain and swelling in left knee now same thing on top of left foot should I be concerned?

Angiogram done using left femoral artery few days after had pain and swelling in left knee now same thing on top of left foot should I be concerned?

I would be.: I don't like the sound of all that. You may need an arterial doppler of the site of the angiogram. There could be a complication of the procedure that would need to be elucidated. ...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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