• question-icon

    Suggest treatment for swollen feet

Posted on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 in Elderly Problems
Question: How do you treat tired legs? How do you treat swollen feet?

Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Tired and swollen feet.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Tired and swollen feet.

Peripheral edema should be looked for. If its just swollen due to prolonged work/standing then bed rest with NSAIDs (if severe) would be enough.

Overweight individuals with excess body mass
Immobility , Standing and/or sitting for long periods
Heart, liver and kidney are the main culprits that need to be worked up in such fluid retention.

Blood pressure and peripheral pulses should be measured, pitting edema should be looked for. Both the legs can be examined. If there is marked swelling or tenderness the a Doppler ultrasound of the lower limbs can be advised accordingly.

After clinical assessment the following investigations can be done to ascertain the cause.

Urinalysis for possible protein loss in urine
Liver function tests to look for adequate albumin synthesis plus an abdomen / pelvis ultrasound
Echocardiogram to look for preserved systolic and diastolic function

Wishing you best of health


Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below


Dr. M.S. Khalil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 2919 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Peripheral edema

doctor1 MD

my father has a hypertension since 10 years &started amlodipine since 8 years before month ago he feels severe headache and his physician gave him...

doctor1 MD

I'm a 30 year old female with no prior health problems. For the last year or so I have had bouts or severe pitting edema in my legs and feet to the...

doctor1 MD

A 78-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with the chief complaint of shortness of breath . He states the shortness of breath has been...

doctor1 MD

what diagnoses would you give this patient? with the following situation. this is a case study. A 78-year-old man is admitted to the hospital with...

doctor1 MD

I am 79 yo female, thyroid surgically removed at age 16. January this year my RX was increased from 125 mcg to 150 mcg however the mail in pharmacy...

doctor1 MD

Hi, my dad had CVA in May 2012 and found to have new-onset diabetes at that time too. He was put on amlodipine 5 mg and atenolol 50 mg for...

doctor1 MD

Hi my dad is a diabetec, his under insulin for almost a year but still suffers from hyperglycemia at most times, but i am most bothered with the...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

169 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil
  • Q - What causes weight gain inspite of being on Effexor for depression?

  • Q - What does twinging sensation in and around stomach indicate?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for pressure under lower left rib cage

  • Q - Suggest treatment for scleroderma

  • Q - Is Stematil safe with Sertraline?

  • Q - What causes low MPV?

  • Q - Does drinking excess water lead to reduced kidney function?

  • Q - Does Claritin Redi medication cause lymphadenopathy?

  • Q - Can hepatitis-C be contracted through a cut wound in the hand?

  • Q - What causes numbness in legs and face after taking steroid injections in...