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Suggest treatment for swelling on one foot

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Posted on Tue, 12 May 2015
Question: what would cause this
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please, we need for information for this!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to see that you right foot is swollen. Swelling of one foot is often caused by a problem in the leg. It could be a bad footwear, trauma to the leg, an infection, a blood clot, venous insufficiency, etc. You would need to provide us more information in order to arrive at a probable cause and make a helpful recommendation. For that, I would like to know about the following?

Does the foot hurt? Do you have any fevers? Has it been increasing or about the same? Is that any change in the color of the leg? Is it warm to touch? Are you able to walk with it? s the swelling constant or change with positions like lying, standing, sitting, etc?

Please, consider providing these details so that so that I can provide more personalized, precise and helpful recommendations.

I hope to hear from you. Until then, I wish you good.
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (24 minutes later)
yes it hurts to move toes pain all the way to back of the knee it started out just the left half of foot was swollen up now it's whole foot and ankle it's hot to touch and no pain while walking or laying just when sitting.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
needs prompt management

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for these responses.

The exact disease condition is not very clear at this point. Because such swelling could represent an infection or a blood clot that needs prompt management, I will recommend that you seek medical examination to gather more clues, make the right diagnosis and treat appropriately. It would be better to play safe than express regrets at the end.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Keep me update with your decision and action plan.
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (17 hours later)
went to .er and they said it was gout but did no test or xrays and the discharge paper work said it was arthritis. does that make any sense
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, it does. Gout actually refers to gouty arthritis!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

It makes sense. Gouty arthritis is diagnosed by doing blood work up which show high levels of uric acid and correlated with inflammation of the joint. The most commonly affected joint is the joint of the big toes.


I hope this clarifies your thought. I wish you well. If you have any more worries, please let me know.
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Suggest treatment for swelling on one foot

Brief Answer: Please, we need for information for this! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to see that you right foot is swollen. Swelling of one foot is often caused by a problem in the leg. It could be a bad footwear, trauma to the leg, an infection, a blood clot, venous insufficiency, etc. You would need to provide us more information in order to arrive at a probable cause and make a helpful recommendation. For that, I would like to know about the following? Does the foot hurt? Do you have any fevers? Has it been increasing or about the same? Is that any change in the color of the leg? Is it warm to touch? Are you able to walk with it? s the swelling constant or change with positions like lying, standing, sitting, etc? Please, consider providing these details so that so that I can provide more personalized, precise and helpful recommendations. I hope to hear from you. Until then, I wish you good.