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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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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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Recently my both of feet have been swelling, throbbing and hurt so bad that it hurts to walk. What could be causing this?

Recently my both of feet have been swelling, throbbing and hurt so bad that it hurts to walk. What could be causing this?

Legs swelling: There are several conditions that can cause this to happen. For example it could be edema due to heart or kidney problems, or a circulatory problem. Clots in the vessels can cause swelling but it usually is one one side, although the throbbing is suggestive of vessel involment. You need to call your doctor and get an examination asap to find out what is wrong and what the correct treatment is. ...Read more

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Banged the inside top of foot a week ago, now healed. No swelling, but now the outside top of same foot is throbbing 1 week later. Can it be related?

Banged the inside top of foot a week ago, now healed. No swelling, but now the outside top of same foot is throbbing 1 week later. Can it be related?

Yes: You may have been guarding the portion of the foot that was painful last week causing an overuse injury to the other side of the foot. This can be treated with rest or preferably a removable walking boot. I would suggest you see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I banged and bruised my inside of my foot last week. Why would the opposite side begin throbbing a week later? There's been no swelling.

I banged and bruised my inside of my foot last week. Why would the opposite side begin throbbing a week later? There's been no swelling.

Compensation : You may be compensating for the foot that was traumatized originally. This can add more stress on the non injured foot and you can develop an overuse syndrome. Try to take it easy for a few days and if it is not any better, seek out a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Have had right side head pain, swelling, and foot numbness past week. Now have throbbing back pain on same side. Should i see my neuro or rheum dr?

Have had right side head pain, swelling, and foot numbness past week. Now have throbbing back pain on same side. Should i see my neuro or rheum dr?

Headache: If you are already established with a neurologists for a neurological condition i think visiting him now is a good start. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing extreme pain in my foot and it feels as though I have a giant rubberband around my ankle. My foot is throbbing and swelling up. The pain is also in my hand. What should I do?

I've been experiencing extreme pain in my foot and it feels as though I have a giant rubberband around my ankle. My foot is throbbing and swelling up. The pain is also in my hand. What should I do?

Hand/feet pain: If you have such extreme pain and swelling you should see your doctor asap. Seems like a system problem and should be worked up. One cannot diagnose such thing s on the web. ...Read more

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