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What causes swelling in right foot?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: I have noticed some swelling in my right foot what could it be
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (13 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Can be injury or inflammation.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
The swelling in one foot only can be due to an injury in the area or an inflammation of the foot joints like ankle or metatarsal joints. It is best to keep the leg elevated on two pillows while resting, decrease the salt intake and take a mild pain killer to reduce any inflammation. Doing a hot compress will also help in decreasing the swelling.
I hope this answers your query.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (3 minutes later)
Could this be allied to a heart valve repair 6 months ago
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not related to valve repair.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
A valve repair 6 months ago is not likely to be related to this swelling in a single foot.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes swelling in right foot?

Brief Answer: Can be injury or inflammation. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. The swelling in one foot only can be due to an injury in the area or an inflammation of the foot joints like ankle or metatarsal joints. It is best to keep the leg elevated on two pillows while resting, decrease the salt intake and take a mild pain killer to reduce any inflammation. Doing a hot compress will also help in decreasing the swelling. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal