How can I treat foot swelling?

Depends on the cause. Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help.

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How do you treat foot swelling?

Depends on cause. Elevation, elastic socks/stockings, water pill. Need to see physician for diagnosis and then management.
Few ways. But figuring out the cause is the key. So, elevation of legs while at rest, compression socks or stockings when walking. Do you have varicose veins? Are you taking any medication some as a side effect can cause swelling.
Elevate. First find the cause. It can be caused by many things some minor and some serious. I suggest you be evaluated by your pcp.
Depends on diagnosis. Some causes of swelling of the feet can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

What to do about foot swelling after minor injury?

RICE. For minor injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling and pain. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. If your symptoms don’t improve after 48 hours, see your doctor.

Will icing a lot help foot swelling to become normal?

Cycling is Better. For a 20-minute cycle apply a towel- wrapped ice pack to the sprain (this is a cycle of 20 minute on and 20 minutes off). This cycle is used to reduce the swelling. Also elevation, rest, and compression.
Yes. Yes, if it is within the first 48 hours after an accident, incident or surgery. Otherwise it may be due to lymphedema, blood pressure, sprain, or fracture. See your podiatrist to make sure what your condition is and the appropriate treatment.
No. Need to know the cause of the swelling.
Depends. On what is causing swelling. If it is from an injury, ice within first 48 hours will be helpful. There are various other conditions that may cause swelling. Ice will not help in the majority of these cases.
Depends on diagnosis. Ice may be helpful for some conditions and harmful for others. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment.

What is the definition or description of: Foot swelling?

Foot swelling. Is an accumulation of fluid in the foot, this can be from injury, venous problems, post surgical or infection. These types give you pitting edema, meaning when you press it leaves an indentation. Non-pitting edema usually occurs in lymphatic problems and is much harder to treat.
Edema. Foot swelling is due to edema usually from inflammation.

Foot swelling and pain for no apparent reason?

Sometimes. We can even twist our foot in bed or even unknowingly. Also varicose veins can cause it if you have deep ones, but you would usually have smaller ones on the surface. If both sides were swelling the causes would be more in number but much more limited since one sided. Apply ice or heat and try Ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) limit salt and elevate the leg. An ace wrap might help too.
There is. Always a reason….the trick is to find it….

How can I alleviate my foot swelling?

Depends why. You have it...I.E trauma, infection, venous insufficency, hypertenton, poor kidney function, side effect of medicine, too much salt intake etc...