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Tips to overcome foot swelling - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi was my message received?
Doctor :   I did not receive
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User :   I've been having pain on the bottom of my right foot. It feels bruised from the middle of my foot the the heel. My ankle looks a bit swollen but does not hurt
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when did this happen?
User :   Since Friday. It's worse when I get up in the morning or after sitting for a while
Doctor :   What is your age, gender, height and weight, occupation?
User :   I also went to the gym thursday and used the elipticle machine. not sure if this may have caused it
User :   26, Female, 5'5, 181 lbs, XXX
Doctor :   Are you sure you do not have pain?
Doctor :   Is it only one foot?
User :   Yes one foot only. I do have pain, It's kind of an "achy" feeling
Doctor :   Did you take any tablet for this
Doctor :   I suggest you some tips
User :   No have not took anything only applied Bengay to it
Doctor :   1) Put the foot in warm water for 15 minutes
Doctor :   2) Do not exercise and give it a rest for three days
Doctor :   3) Take ADVIL twice a day
Doctor :   The swelling and pain should reduce with these measures
Doctor :   Otherwise you need an examination
User :   What about arch supports? Will they help?
Doctor :   It looks to be spontaneous swelling with trivial injury
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   You may put them
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