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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Pills Or Treatment Can Somebody Get For Foot Swelling

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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


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What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

What is the best treatment for foot swelling?

Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for foot swelling?

Elevation: Elevation is the best. If both feet are involved you may be retaining fluid from a medical cause and should be checked. Sometimes a diuretic is needed. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get foot swelling off and on?

Not likely: There are many more common and likely reasons that you notice swelling in your foot, but it's necessary to distinguish if it is one or both feet, symmetric, when it occurs (constant, cyclical), how severe it is, family history, your age and medical history, bloodwork, etc. Before being able to narrow down for you the most likely cause. ...Read more

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Mortons neuroma foot swelling numb for week can get cold is this really bad?

Mortons neuroma foot swelling numb for week can get cold is this really bad?

Yes: The cold is an indication of poor blood supply due to the swelling, see a podiatrist for treatment. ...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

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Can you tell me how i can reduce my foot swelling?

It would depend: On what caused the swelling.....Injury? Varicose veins? A clot in your leg? All three for example should be treated differently... ...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. 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