Swelling of the foot or feet may point to a variety of health conditions that range from fairly minor to a medical emergency, according to Healthline. Often, swelling of the foot is caused by simply standing or sitting too long, osteoarthritis or an injury such as a sprain or fracture.
Foot swelling that doesn't go away sometimes is a sign of a medical condition, such as a venous insufficiency, a blood clot, an injury or an infection, states WebMD. In pregnant women, some swelling of the feet and ankles is normal, but sudden, severe swelling sometimes indicates a serious condition
Common causes of foot pain and swelling include injuries, arthritis and various inflammatory conditions, according to Healthgrades. Foot swelling may also be caused by temporary situations, such as long car or airplane rides, pregnancy, menstrual cycles, surgery and long periods of standing.
A swollen foot due to an injury is treated by applying ice or wrapping it with a compression bandage and elevating it, according to WebMD. If the foot is excessively swollen during pregnancy and accompanied by abdominal pain, headaches, nausea, vomiting or changes in vision, call a doctor immediatel
Common causes of foot swelling include pregnancy complications, foot injury and lymphedema, according to WebMD. Causes of leg swelling include leg tissue inflammation and fluid buildup in the legs, according to Mayo Clinic.
Foot elevation, exercise, following a low-sodium diet, wearing appropriate clothing, taking breaks to move around and losing weight are ways to reduce foot swelling, according to MedlinePlus. Upon visiting a doctor those with swollen feet may be prescribed diuretics to help with swelling, though the
Reasons for ankle and foot swelling include being overweight, taking certain medications and long periods of standing, according to Healthline. Preeclampsia, foot or ankle injury, and lymphedema are also causes, states WebMD.
Common causes of swelling in ankles and feet include pregnancy complications, lymphedema, infections, blood clots and venous insufficiency, according to WebMD. Swollen ankles may be as a result of medication side effects and heart, liver or kidney diseases.
Swelling in the ball of the foot can be caused by metatarsalgia or sesamoiditis, according to WebMD. The swelling may be accompanied by pain, itchiness, redness or stiffness, notes Healthgrades.
Swelling in the feet and ankles can be a symptom of kidney disease, which is a complication of diabetes, according to The New York Times. Known as edema, this swelling is caused by a buildup of fluids that is further aggravated by standing for long periods of time, reports Diabetes.co.uk. In people