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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 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.

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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.

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What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

What causes outer foot swelling and pain when walk?

See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation.

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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.

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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.

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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling?

Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling?

Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently.

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What can cause terrible foot swelling with pain in both feet and a fever?

What can cause terrible foot swelling with pain in both feet and a fever?

Swelling pain: First if you are having swelling of both legs with fever I highly recommended you either see your doctor or go to nearest er. It could either be cellulitis or a dvt, which is a blood clot in your leg.

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Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling.

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Can you stop taking fluticasone without any problems? And would taking the spray cause swelling in foot?

Can you stop taking fluticasone without any problems? And would taking the spray cause swelling in foot?

Fluticasone: That should not cause foot swelling. However, if after you discontinue it the swelling resolves then there is some weird relationship

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Can a knee brace cause swelling in foot?

Can a knee brace cause swelling in foot?

Yes: Swelling in the foot can be commonly seen after injuries. This can be from unrelated medical causes or generally due to poor circulation, inflammation at the injury site or constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg after an injury that can cause swelling in the injured or uninjured extremity, go to er to rule out a clot. This can be serious and even fatal.

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What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom.

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Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but I don't know what caused this?

Foot swelling for no reason and it looks like I have an allergic reaction. It hurts its a shooting pain but I don't know what caused this?

Evaluation needed: Allergic reactions limited to one foot is a bit unusual. It will be important for the treating physician to distinguish between soft tissue, swelling, joint swelling, and angioedema from allergic reaction. Frequently with allergic reaction there is itching and redness and less "shooting pain." insect bite or sting reactions may be a possibility and a close examination will aid in this.

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Does meth and or heroin use cause swelling in foot?

Does meth and or heroin use cause swelling in foot?

Heroin: Depends on if it's a complication from injection. You should get examined

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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!

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What are possible causes for severe swelling in foot up after having total hip replacement?

What are possible causes for severe swelling in foot up after having total hip replacement?

HIP REPLACEMENT: Hip replacement is major surgery and takes many hours to do it. Severe swelling after or is due to traumatic surgery and not well established circulation yet. They have to use crutches, undergo intensive physical therapy to properly walk again.

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How does congestive heart failure cause edema (foot swelling)?

How does congestive heart failure cause edema (foot swelling)?

Low pressure,: Water leaks out of the vessels and can not be pumped out of the legs due to low pressure. Low pressure also reduces the blood flow to the kidneys, resulting in activation of hormones that cause fluid retention.

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Dr. Eric Bluman
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