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What Is The Best Treatment For Swollen Ball Of Foot
Playing hockey thumb got trapped between ball and stick. Tip of thumb is very bruised, swollen, tender to touch where meets next bone. Best treatment?
Anti-inflammatories: Acute gout is best treated with anti-inflammatory medications. Naproxyn, indomethacin, Ibuprofen and many other type drugs work well. Some physicians will use steroid drugs like prednisone. This all depends on your medical history and medicaitons you are on. Colchinine works very wee also but is an older treatment. All have side effects. Not all are comfortable using colchicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncle got bitten by spider, he is an alcoholic but foot has been swollen for more than 3 months, the type of spider is unknown. Any Treatment?
I fell and hurt my ankle, I have a very swollen foot and pain, i can't afford medical treatment, what should I do? I was walking and tripped and fell.
Unfortunately, : Unfortunately, with lots of pain and swelling after a fall, it's important to rule out a fracture. This can only be done with an exam and/or x-ray of the injured foot. Your doctor or an urgent care facility will likely be cheaper than going to the emergency room. I would give them a call to ask how much a visit and/or x-ray would cost. If your foot or ankle is broken, then taking care of it sooner rather than have it heal improperly later is the most economical way to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ankle is sprained, i followed some treatment x 4 days, and i need to fly out tomorrow (2hr flight) my foot is swollen and veiny should I fly at all?
Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?
Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?
Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more
Mum had DVT followed by a stenotic vein and swollen leg and foot now she has thrombophlebitis is there a lifelong treatment ?
Best to: check to see if her blood is too thick - hypercoagulable. Need to remove or dissolve current clot. The underlying narrowing then can be treated - possibly a stent. She may need Coumadin (warfarin) or Xeralto for a lifetime. Once clot gone use compression hose for leg swelling. Elevate her legs when possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 month old got bitten by fire ants on foot and ankle.Bite is slightly swollen and red with little pimple.Treatment? Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for swelling?
Swollen ball of foot: Swelling on the bottom of the foot towards the front of the foot just before the toes begin. Pain and swelling causes can be due to neuromas, capsulitis, plantar plate tear, and skin lesions such as warts. There are many other reasons why the bottom of the forefoot will swell. should follow up with foot specialits if you have assocoiated pain. Good luck ...Read more
11 yo daughter. Swollen ball of foot. Red and painful to lightest touch. Swelling progressing. Now the size of a large egg. No fever. No injury.
Would recommend: getting this checked at her doctor or the ER or an orthopedist. Sounds like it could be an infection; her doctor should be able to examine her and help her. ...Read more
Cannot walk barefoot or wear flat shoes. Ball of foot feels swollen but doesn't look swollen. Have to wear clogs?
Ball of foot swollen and tender between 3 & 4th toe. Slightly hard there. Tender to touch and walk on. Gradual onset of pain/swelling overnight.
Neuroma: The location and your symptoms alone are consistent with the Morton's neuroma. Look it up on the Internet. See your local area podiatrist for options. This is a very common nerve entrapment associated with fibrosis. Immediate relief will be with a cortisone injection. The sooner you do this, the more likely you are to respond. ...Read more
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