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    Old 12-03-2013, 05:34 PM   #1
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    Question Swollen foot?

    My right and left foot became, randomly, swollen. The swelling in my right foot went down, but my left foot has persisted in swelling. The top and side are very puffy, and it stings. My second and third toes feel numb/stiff.

    My doctor did ultrasounds of my abdomen and both feet. Both were unremarkable. He suggested venous insufficiency, but was uncertain if that is really the case.

    I haven't injured by feet or noticed any discoloration to my feet. What could it be?

    I elevate them, massage them, wear compression socks, and I've also changed my footwear.


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    Old 12-03-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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    Re: Swollen foot?

    What Are the Main Causes of Foot, Leg, and Ankle Swelling?
    There are many potential causes of foot, leg, and ankle swelling. They include certain lifestyle conditions or medications, such as:
    being overweight
    standing for prolonged periods of time
    being confined for long periods of time (especially during car rides or flights)
    taking estrogen or testosterone
    taking certain antidepressants, such as tricyclics or MAO inhibitors
    taking certain blood pressure medications
    taking steroids
    taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
    Other medical conditions or changes in your body can also cause your legs, feet, and ankles to swell. These include:
    natural changes during a woman’s menstrual cycle
    preeclampsia (a condition during pregnancy that causes high blood pressure)
    a blood clot of the leg
    an infection in the leg area
    venous insufficiency (when the veins are not adequately pumping blood)
    recent pelvic surgery
    organ failure (particularly in the heart, liver, or kidney)
    pericarditis (a swelling of the membrane around the heart)
    lymphedema (a condition that causes blockages in the lymph system)
    cirrhosis (scarring on the liver)
    PTT Transfer, Calcaneal Osteotomy, Gastroc Recession, Achilles lengthening, Triple Arthrodesis, as well as some other fine tuning while he's in there.
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    Old 12-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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    Re: Swollen foot?

    I have had ptt surgery with heel slide so I am experiencing swelling as well. I expected that but you mention stinging which I also am feeling and I was not prepared for the skin to be effected. Anyone else have any experience with rash and stinging skin as a result of swelling?

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