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Why is my left foot swollen on the outside? Should I put on or take off shoes?

Why is my left foot swollen on the outside? Should I put on or take off shoes?

More info needed: To receive an answer that will be more helpful, you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns. You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better. Also tells us what it looks like. Is it discolored, swollen or point tender. The more you tell the better the answer. ...Read more

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My left foot and arm have been bothering me for the past few days it feels like they fall asleep. So I have to take off my shoes. Why?

My left foot and arm have been bothering me for the past few days it feels like they fall asleep. So I have to take off my shoes. Why?

I would see: If your having an issue with your back....they may be related the arm or leg or different problems....think of the spine as a fusebox, so if there is a problem with a blown fuse then your lights in the room won't work...same with back. If a nerve is pinched in the back it can cause a problem in the extremities. A neurologist would handle these issues. ...Read more

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Why is my left foot swollen, red,warm? it used to happen only in the summer, but now it happens when i sit fot too long. I have HBP but dont take meds

Why is my left foot swollen, red,warm? it used to happen only in the summer, but now it happens when i sit fot too long. I have HBP but dont take meds

There are two issues: Here. Having high blood pressure and not taking meds is a serious recipe for disaster. I would encourage you to take your meds as prescribed. For your unilateral foot swelling there are many possible causes including venous insufficiency, gout, infection, s/p injury, DVT and feel this should be examined by a medical doctor or podiatrist as well. ...Read more

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The top of my left foot is numb but does not hurt. It appears to be very slightly swollen but i don't nitice the numbness until i take off my socks.

The top of my left foot is numb but does not hurt. It appears to be very slightly swollen but i don't nitice the numbness until i take off my socks.

Foot numbness : A detailed history and physical examination will help your physician establish the correct diagnosis and treatment. Your physician may determine if close observation is enough for now. List of possibilities is extensive and include trauma, insect bites, nerve injury from crossing legs, or blood vessel problem. Check with your primary doctor. A podiatrist evaluation may be an alternative. ...Read more

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The top of my left foot is numb but does not hurt. It appears to be very slightly swollen but i don't nitice the numbness until i take off my socks.

The top of my left foot is numb but does not hurt. It appears to be very slightly swollen but i don't nitice the numbness until i take off my socks.

Go with the flow.: It sounds like you've managed to slow down the venous return. The blood can flow down to your foot but pressure on the top of the foot has impeded the blood returning up your leg by smashing the veins. of course , it could involve other possibilities. To remove all doubt, have your foot examined, especially if the condition persists. ...Read more

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What causes feet to swell? Went to work and 1 1/2 hr later had to loosen laces on shoes because feet were swollen, couldn't wait to take off my socks!

What causes feet to swell? Went to work and 1 1/2 hr later had to loosen laces on shoes because feet were swollen, couldn't wait to take off my socks!

Gravity: And valvular insufficiency would be the first things to consider. High blood pressure, cardiac or renal problems are possibilities and therefore at some point an exam with an internist would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Why does my big toe on my left foot always make holes on my left shoe?

Why does my big toe on my left foot always make holes on my left shoe?

Abnormal pressure: Depending on location of hole. Either a biomechanical reason of a shoe fitting problem. ...Read more

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