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What To Do For Swollen Feet And Ankles
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Foot/Ankle Swelling: The #1 reason for bilatteral foot and ankle swelling is that our veins begin to weaken and not do as good a job moving the fluid back to the heart. This can be helped by 4 simple tricks--low level of support hose, reducing salt in the diet, getting some elevation when we sit or lay, and doing 10 ankle pumps (moving feet up and down) every couple hours. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my knees swell and now my ankles on both sides are swelling and I can't walk to good what can be causing this?
See either a : Orthopedist or rheumatologist to be examined.Get a more detailed answer ›
Go to er: Swollen feet can be caused by many things like poor venous flow, heart failure, or weight. However, purple feet is concerning. This could mean restricted blood flow which if present, can be very serious. If that is present or if your feet are cold or numb, go to the ER now for testing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
2 options: Some cases are due to the prolonged build up of certain gases that are able to escape the joint once a certain pressure is reached and movement is occurring. Arthritis will cause similar symptoms with a more frequent occurrence, happening repeatedly after seconds rather than every 20-30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: We need more information to determine the reason for the swelling and treatment would depend on the cause. If the swelling is related to being on your feet most of the day, putting your feet up at night might help. With an examination, your doctor can help guide treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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