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September Articles 2012
... Ingrown Toenail Care An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain and swelling...

Steroids Aid in Reduction of Heel Pain
...If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling...

Pop Star Jessica Simpson Undergoes Foot Surgery for Ingrown Toenail
... Ingrown Toenails Causes Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection...

October Articles 2012
...It may be intermittent or constant, and will cause sharp or dull pain along with swelling and tenderness...

Without Proper Care, Dance Classes Can Lead to Stress Fractures
...It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness...

November Articles 2012
...It will help to elevate the feet above your head to reduce blood flow to the injured area, as well as applying ice to the ankles to help decrease swelling...

Dr. Benjamin Johnson Finds Half of NBA injuries are to the Ankle
...There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury...

May Articles 2013
...Experiencing foot pain and swelling is one of the biggest side effects of being overweight...

Weight Loss Makes Heels an Option for Award-Winning Singer
... Obesity and your Feet Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling...

June Articles 2013
...The discomfort eventually turns to pain with light swelling and possibly redness...

Actor Injures Ankle during the Making of Movie
... - Swelling around the area...

July Articles 2013
...It may be either constant or intermittent, causing sharp or dull pain accompanied by swelling and/or tenderness...

Avid Runner Takes Temporary Break after Foot Injury
...The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness...

August Articles 2013
Ingrown Toenail Care An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain and swelling...

Irish Athlete Returns to the Field after Suffering Ingrown Toenail
... Ingrown Toenails Causes Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection...

September Articles 2013
...This weight shift can cause two major foot problems: over-pronation, also known as flat feet, as well as edema, which is swelling of the feet...

Young Basketball Player Incurs Broken Foot
...  Common Symptoms of Broken Feet: · Bruising · Pain · Redness · Swelling · Blue (foot) · Numbness · Cold · Misshapen · Cuts · Deformities Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed...

Pro Golfer Doesn’t let up in Championship Competition despite Broken Toe
... Symptoms of a Broken Toe · throbbing pain · swelling · bruising on the skin and toenail · the inability to move the toe with ease...

Increased Foot Size during Pregnancy Not Uncommon
...The best medicine to cope with foot swelling is to be sure to get adequate exercise, wear appropriate footwear and refraining from wearing heels and flip flops too often...

October Articles 2013
...  If you experience foot pain, swelling, or blisters, you know your shoes are too tight...

November Articles 2013
...They can lead to limited mobility and a significant amount of pain, and are often characterized by swelling and sometimes discoloration of the skin...

Ankle Injuries Left Without any Medical Attention Can Cause Bigger Difficulties
... · Mild to moderate bruising · Limited mobility · Swelling · Skin discoloration How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home...

Walking with Flat Feet Could Lead to Future Back Pain
... Swelling around the inside of the ankle...

December Articles 2013
...These may be due to toenails that have been gouging into a nearby toe, shoes that do not fit well, pressure sores, loss of circulation in the legs and feet, edema and swelling of the feet and ankles, or injuries that have gone unnoticed...

Developing New Techniques for Identifying Those at Risk for Foot and Ankle Arthritis
... Symptoms - Swelling & pain in the feet - Stiffness in the feet - Pain on the ball or sole of feet - Joint shift and deformation Diagnosis Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively...

January Articles 2014
...  Symptoms of gout caused by this friction include pain, redness, swelling, and inflammation...

Gout and Arthritis Pain can be Treated and Alleviated with Home Remedies
...This buildup of acid is typically seen on the big toe of the foot and can cause inflammation, redness and swelling...

American Procedure Derivative of Banned Chinese Custom
...This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot...

March Articles 2014
...It will help to elevate the feet above your head to reduce blood flow to the injured area, as well as applying ice to the ankles to help decrease swelling...

April Articles 2014
... Symptoms of a broken foot typically include pain, swelling, bruising, and redness...

Actress Blames Fractured Foot for Weight Surge
...  Common Symptoms of Broken Feet: · Bruising · Pain · Redness · Swelling · Blue (foot) · Numbness · Cold · Misshapen · Cuts · Deformities Those who are experiencing any of these symptoms, or suspect that they have a broken foot, should seek medical attention in a center where x-rays can be performed...

May Articles 2014
...Ice packs can also help reduce swelling, and the podiatrist may devise a custom orthotic device to support the foot and reduce compression and pressure on the affected nerve...

Young Actress Breaks Toes in Embarrassing Way
... Symptoms of a Broken Toe throbbing pain swelling bruising on the skin and toenail the inability to move the toe with ease...

Actor Patrick Duffy Suffers from Morton’s Neuroma
...In many cases the doctor will recommend the following:        o   Apply padding to the arch o   Ice packs on the affected area to reduce swelling For more information about Morton’s Neuroma, please follow the link below...

July Articles 2014
...  If you experience foot pain, swelling, or blisters, you know your shoes are too tight...

Cherries May Aid Gout Patients
... Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis characterized by an overproduction and crystallization of uric acid, which can cause instances of swelling and severe pain in joints...

NBA Newcomer Asserts He Is Able to Play
...These four steps help in the healing process, not only to reduce pain, swelling, and inflammation, but also to improve overall health of the affected area, allowing you to get back on to your feet again...

Larger Feet create Larger Shoe Sizes
... If your shoes are not properly sized, you can experience: -foot pain -knee pain -blisters -swelling Don’t assume that you will always wear the same size in a shoe...

Achilles Tendon Injury Ends Season for Baltimore Raven
... Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms Inflammation Dull to Severe Pain Increased blood flow to the tendon Thickening of the tendon Rupture Symptoms Extreme pain and swelling in the foot Total immobility Treatment and Prevention Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation...

September Articles 2014
...They can lead to limited mobility and a significant amount of pain, and are often characterized by swelling and sometimes discoloration of the skin...

Bunion Prevention and Treatment as explained by the Running Doc
...This swelling is caused by a shifting of the bones in the big toe inward, impacting the other toes of the foot...

Football Season Ends for NFL Player Due to Ankle Sprain
...Official details of the diagnosis are yet to be announced; however, the injury’s severe swelling indicates a Grade 2 sprain...

October Articles 2014
...  Symptoms of gout caused by this friction include pain, redness, swelling, and inflammation...

Orthotic Insoles Can Help Minimize Rate of Injuries to the Achilles Tendon
... Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms - Inflammation - Dull to Severe Pain - Increased blood flow to the tendon - Thickening of the tendon Rupture Symptoms - Extreme pain and swelling in the foot - Total immobility Treatment and Prevention Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation...

Gout Condition Can Be Aided by Cherries
... Goutis a form of inflammatory arthritis caused by an overproduction and crystallization of uric acid, which produces episodes of severe pain and swelling in joints...

November Articles 2014
...Experiencing foot pain and swelling is one of the biggest side effects of being overweight...

The Correct way to Trim an Ingrown Toenail
... Ingrown Toenails Causes Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection...

UK Experiencing Excess in Diabetic Amputations
... Obesity and your Feet Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling...

December Articles 2014
...Short term issues normally include skin bruising, minor pain during and after treatment, swelling of the heel, and discolored tissue...

Women more likely to develop Stress Fractures
...The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness...

January Articles 2015
...Experiencing foot pain and swelling is one of the biggest side effects of being overweight...

Certain Exercises can strain the Feet of Overweight Children
...  Obesity and your Feet Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling...

February Articles 2015
...Often times the injured person will experience limited mobility, swelling, and, depending on the severity, discoloration of the skin...

Acupuncture Effective Treatment for Heel Pain
...If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling...

3D Printed Ankle Device EXO-L supports Ankles and prevents Sprains
... Mild to moderate bruising Limited mobility Swelling Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity   Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home...

Viola Davis of How to Get Away with Murder Discusses her Bunion Cure
...The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot...

April Articles 2015
...Symptoms of minor toe fractures include throbbing pain, swelling, bruising on the skin and toenail, and the inability to move the toe with ease...

Gareth Bale injures Toe
... Symptoms of a Broken Toe throbbing pain swelling bruising on the skin and toenail the inability to move the toe toe appears crooked or disfigured tingling or numbness in the toe Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated...

May Articles 2015
... Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with RA include pain and swelling of the feet...

New Research on Rheumatoid Arthritis can help Predict Prognosis
... Symptoms Swelling and pain in the feet Stiffness in the feet Pain on the ball or sole of the feet Joint shift and deformation Diagnosis Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that your podiatrist can treat the area effectively...

June Articles 2015
...Symptoms include: pain, redness, swelling, and inflammation...

EasyJet Flight Attendant breaks Ankle during Flight
...There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury...

July Articles 2015
...You can also apply ice packs to the ankles to help reduce the swelling, redness, inflammation, and pain...

Rumer Willis out of DWTS Live Tour due to Stress Fracture
...The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness...

Dolphin leaps onto Boat and breaks Woman’s Ankle
... Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle Swelling around the area Bruising of the area Area appears to be deformed If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible...

August Articles 2015
...If your shoes are not properly sized, you can experience foot pain, knee pain, blisters and swelling...

Phil Loadholt sustains Achilles Tendon Injury
... Achilles Tendinitis Symptoms - Inflammation - Dull to Severe Pain - Increased blood flow to the tendon - Thickening of the tendon Rupture Symptoms - Extreme pain and swelling in the foot - Total immobility Treatment and Prevention Achilles tendon injuries are diagnosed by a thorough physical evaluation, which can include an MRI...

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain
... Swelling...

October Articles 2015
...You can also apply ice packs to the ankles to help reduce the swelling, redness, inflammation, and pain...

Malik Zaire will repair Broken Ankle with Surgery
... Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle Swelling around the area Bruising of the area Area appears to be deformed If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible...

November Articles 2015
... Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with RA include pain and swelling of the feet...

Chronic Ankle Injury can develop quickly
... Mild to moderate bruising Limited mobility Swelling Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity) Preventing a Sprain Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion Stretching before exercises and sports Knowing your limits can aid in prevention Treatment of a Sprain Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity...

Study shows Yoga can be helpful for Arthritis
... Symptoms Swelling and pain in the feet Stiffness in the feet Pain on the ball or sole of the feet Joint shift and deformation Diagnosis Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that your podiatrist can treat the area effectively...

JANUARY ARTICLES 2016
...   Ingrown Toenail Care An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain and swelling...

Ingrown Toenail grows into more serious Infection
... Ingrown Toenails Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection...

Getting Treatment for Older Patients
...Some of the problematic conditions they may face are: Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe Shoes that don’t fit properly Pressure sores Loss of circulation in legs & feet Edema & swelling of feet and ankles Susceptible Infections Diabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue...

Adidas previews Sneaker for Flat Feet
... Swelling around the inside of the ankle...

February Articles 2016
... Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with RA include pain and swelling of the feet...

Dez Bryant remains on Injured Reserve
...  Common Symptoms of Broken Feet: Bruising Pain Redness Swelling Blue (foot) Numbness Cold Misshapen Cuts Deformities Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity...

Cryotherapy can treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
... Symptoms Swelling and pain in the feet Stiffness in the feet Pain on the ball or sole of the feet Joint shift and deformation Diagnosis Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that your podiatrist can treat the area effectively...

March Articles 2016
...Pain can also manifest as “pinpoint pain” or pain that is felt when the site of the injury is touched, and can be accompanied by swelling...

Changes to Your Body and Feet that Occur During Pregnancy
...You’ll find your whole body, especially your feet and toes, swelling during pregnancy...

Stress Fracture Risks Linked to Gene
...The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness...

Green Tea May Offer Benefits for Alleviating Arthritis Symptoms
...A recent study conducted by the Arthritis and Rheumatology medical journal found that a compound in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), helped reduce swelling caused by rheumatoid arthritis...

May Articles 2016
... Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with RA include pain and swelling of the feet...

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis
... Symptoms Swelling and pain in the feet Stiffness in the feet Pain on the ball or sole of the feet Joint shift and deformation Diagnosis Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that your podiatrist can treat the area effectively...

July Articles 2016
... Pain, swelling, bruising, and redness are all indicative of the typical symptoms from a broken foot...

Marquess Wilson Fractures Foot During Practice
...  Common Symptoms of Broken Feet: Bruising Pain Redness Swelling Blue (foot) Numbness Cold Misshapen Cuts Deformities Those that suspect they have a broken foot shoot seek urgent medical attention where a medical professional could diagnose the severity...

Flat Foot May Cause Pain
... Swelling around the inside of the ankle...

August Articles 2016
...You can also apply ice packs to your ankles to help reduce swelling, redness, inflammation, and pain...

Pokémon Go Players Break Ankles
... Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle Swelling around the area Bruising of the area Area appears to be deformed If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible...

September Articles 2016
...   Ingrown Toenail Care An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain and swelling...

Ingrown Toenails Can Affect Anyone
... Ingrown Toenails Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection...

October Articles 2016
...Pain can also manifest as “pinpoint pain” or pain that is felt when the site of the injury is touched, and can be accompanied by swelling...

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis
...This leads to stiffness, swelling, pain, and warm sensations in the joints...

J.J. Taylor Sustains Broken Ankle
... Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle Swelling around the area Bruising of the area Area appears to be deformed If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible...

Cameron Payne Sustains Stress Fracture Injury
...The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness...

November Articles 2016
...Symptoms include: pain, redness, swelling, and inflammation...

Anthony Davis Updates Status on Sprained Ankle
... Mild to moderate bruising Limited mobility Swelling Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity) Preventing a Sprain Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion Stretching before exercises and sports Knowing your limits can aid in prevention Treatment of a Sprain Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity...

Understanding Arthritis
Arthritis occurs as swelling and inflammation of the body’s joints, leading to symptoms such as rashes, itchiness, fever, weight loss, and trouble breathing, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease...

Maintaining Uric Acid Levels to Fight Gout
...Other foods that can help keep uric acids levels low include vitamin C-rich lemons, buttermilk, antioxidant-rich tomatoes, low-fat milk and green tea which is good for helping treat inflammation and swelling...

December Articles 2016
Ingrown Toenail Care An ingrown toenail is a toenail that grows sideways into the nail bed, causing pain and swelling...

Ingrown Toenails: Causes and Preventions
... Ingrown Toenails Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection...

Understanding Bunions
...The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot...

Foot and Ankle Arthritis Facts
... Over the counter anti -inflammatory drugs will reduce swelling in those joints perhaps long enough to help you sleep...

Fractured Feet
... Fracture symptoms:  Swelling, bruising, tenderness Immediate throbbing pain Deformity Trouble while walking or putting weight on that foot Unable to get shoes on or off Pain that increases with activity and lessens with rest Since healing and recovery time for a broken foot depends on the type of fracture, it is best to get to a podiatrist within a short time to determine if the injury requires surgery to correct the damage...

Chronic Lateral Ankle Pain Help
... Causes Incomplete healing of the ankle joint after a bad sprain Inflammation of the joint lining Nerve injury Scar tissue in the ankle putting pressure on the ligaments Torn or inflamed tendons Fracture in the ankle bone Repeated ankle sprains Symptoms Ankle pain that is not reacting to treatment Swelling and tenderness around the outside of the ankle Pain behind the anklebone or on the outer side of the ankle Pain that ranges from the ankle down into the foot Bruises, redness and burning Numbness or tingling Inability to put weight on that ankle Stiffness and instability Treatment Rest, ice, compression and elevation Anti-inflammatory medication Immobilization in a cast or brace Physical therapy Over the counter anti-inflammatory medication Steroid treatment or medication Prevention Wear shoes that fit well and provide support Lose weight (if applicable) to reduce stress on your ankles Stretch your ankles before exercising Avoid wearing high heels for long periods of time Gain proper balance when walking or exercising – if this is difficult tell your doctor When you injure your ankle, it may not seem serious in the beginning and it may go undiagnosed for a while until the pain continues...

Firey Feet
... Exposure to certain toxins in drugs and supplements can damage peripheral nerves and blood vessels causing swelling in feet...

More Than Skin Deep: Nerve Pain and Your Feet
...Red swellings can develop, which can become itchy, dry, and infected if left untreated...

5 Great Natural Products to Keep On Hand for Summer Blisters
...It’s one of the most effective treatments for redness, swelling, and irritation from summer blisters...

Haglund’s Deformity - A Pain in the Heel
...The constant pressure on the heel causes a bony enlargement to develop creating extreme pain, swelling, blistering, and sometimes bursitis may occur...

When Should You See a Podiatrist?
... Numbness and swelling—These can be caused by a variety of conditions, including diabetes, and peripheral artery disease...

Pregnancy & Foot Pain
...In particular, their feet have to endure the extra weight and pressure as the fetus grows, which can cause swelling and blood circulation difficulties...

Aging & Your Feet
... Swelling—Age related hormone imbalances, circulatory problems, and certain medications can increase inflammation in the feet and ankles...

Treating Peroneal Tendonitis
...Ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory medication may taken, if advised by a medical professional, to reduce swelling and pain...

How to Keep Bunions from Worsening
...As the bunion increases in size, the bump will rub against your footwear, causing irritation and swelling...

Facts about Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... Causes of tarsal tunnel syndrome include: Injury—Severely straining or spraining your ankle can cause swelling near the tarsal tunnel that compresses the nerve...

Why Does My Ankle Hurt?
... If the swelling doesn’t decrease after several days, or if you have pain that doesn’t improve within a few days, it is time to schedule a visit with a doctor who specializes in foot pain...

Dealing With Achilles’ Heel
...With the severe pain and swelling you are experiencing around your heel, it can be hard to concentrate on anything else...

Breaking Your Foot
... The symptoms of a broken foot will usually include the following: Intense pain—The onset of immediate, severe pain and a sudden inability to put weight on your foot Swelling and bruising—Blueness, numbness, tenderness, and severe swelling may be evident...

Heel Pain After Sleeping
... Treatment for plantar fasciitis consists of the following: Avoid wearing high heels and flip flops Use the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) to relieve pain and swelling Stop any high impact activity, such as running or jumping Wear shoes with proper arch support to help avoid overstretching of the plantar fascia Stretch out your calf muscles several times a day If you notice no improvement after a few days, see your podiatrist Overuse injuries—Your heel absorbs the impact when you walk, run or exercise, and it is highly susceptible to injury due to just the stress of daily living...

How to Treat Gout
...Gout flares can come and go and are usually precipitated by just a momentary change in diet that tips the blood uric acid levels into the danger zone, and the excess acid crystallizes in your joints causing severe pain and swelling...

About Ingrown Toenails
...There may be swelling and yellowing, redness, and pus...

Ankle Sprains & How to Treat Them
...The symptoms of an ankle sprain include severe swelling, pain, and bruising around the ankle area and the inability to carry weight on your foot...

Interesting Facts About Flat Feet
... Symptoms of flat feet The majority of people who have this condition will experience some or all of the following symptoms: Pain, swelling, and discomfort in the heel and arch areas of your feet Easily tired feet Trouble or pain when standing on your toes Knee, hip, and back pain that is caused by your arch failure Causes and risk factors While some people are born with flat feet, other causes include: Stretched or torn tendons, ligaments, and other tissues Breaks or hairline fractures One or more of the many types of arthritis Nerve conduction difficulties and numbness Until your arch is properly supported with a custom orthotic insert and properly fitted shoe, avoid putting excess weight and pressure on your foot...

Arthritis Causes Foot & Ankle Pain
...As the soft tissue between the joints known as cartilage begins to deteriorate, the bones can come into direct contact with the debilitating swelling, redness, and pain overtaking the joint...

Fractured Foot Facts
...You will experience a total inability to walk on the affected foot plus pain, swelling, and bruising, and surgery may be required...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... SymptomsThe symptoms of PTTD may include pain, swelling, a flattening of the arch, and an inward rolling of the ankle...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome
...The signs and symptoms of accessory navicular syndrome include: A visible bony prominence on the midfoot (the inner side of the foot, just above the arch) Redness and swelling of the bony prominence Vague pain or throbbing in the midfoot and arch, usually occurring during or after periods of activity Diagnosis To diagnose accessory navicular syndrome, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask about symptoms and examine the foot, looking for skin irritation or swelling...

Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon
... To reduce swelling due to inflammation, apply a bag of ice over a thin towel to the affected area for 20 minutes of each waking hour...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
... Signs and Symptoms  A person with a ruptured Achilles tendon may experience one or more of the following: Sudden pain (which feels like a kick or a stab) in the back of the ankle or calf – often subsiding into a dull ache A popping or snapping sensation Swelling on the back of the leg between the heel and the calf Difficulty walking (especially upstairs or uphill) and difficulty rising up on the toes These symptoms require prompt medical attention to prevent further damage...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...Inspect for: Skin or nail problems: Look for cuts, scrapes, redness, drainage, swelling, bad odor, rash, discoloration, loss of hair on toes, injuries, or nail changes (deformed, striped, yellowed or discolored, thickened, or not growing)...

Ankle Arthritis
...” When it affects the ankle joint it can produce swelling and pain, and may eventually result in deformity, loss of joint function, and decreased ability to walk...

Ankle Fractures
... Symptoms An ankle fracture is accompanied by one or all of these symptoms: Pain at the site of the fracture, which in some cases can extend from the foot to the knee Significant swelling, which may occur along the length of the leg or may be more localized Blisters may occur over the fracture site...

Chronic Ankle Instability
... People with chronic ankle instability often complain of: A repeated turning of the ankle, especially on uneven surfaces or when participating in sports Persistent (chronic) discomfort and swelling Pain or tenderness The ankle feeling wobbly or unstable Causes Chronic ankle instability usually develops following an ankle sprain that has not adequately healed or was not rehabilitated completely...

Ankle Pain
...Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the involved area...

Ankle Sprain
... Symptoms The symptoms of ankle sprains may include: Pain or soreness Swelling Bruising Difficulty walking Stiffness in the joint These symptoms may vary in intensity, depending on the severity of the sprain...

Bone Tumors in the Foot
... Symptoms of a bone tumor may include: • Fracture from slight injury, • Bone pain, often at night, • Occasionally a mass or swelling in the area...

Bursitis
... Symptoms of bursitis include localized redness, swelling and pain...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Capsulitis of the Second Toe
...It can feel like there’s a marble in the shoe or a sock is bunched up Swelling in the area of pain, including the base of the toe Difficulty wearing shoes Pain when walking barefoot In more advanced stages, the supportive ligaments weaken leading to failure of the joint to stabilize the toe...

Charcot Foot
... SymptomsThe symptoms of Charcot foot may include: Warmth to the touch (the affected foot feels warmer than the other) Redness in the foot Swelling in the area Pain or soreness DiagnosisEarly diagnosis of Charcot foot is extremely important for successful treatment...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
... Risk Factors for DVT: Blood or vein conditions:  Previous DVT Varicose veins Blood clotting disorders Family history of DVT or blood-clotting disorders Other medical conditions: Heart disease Chronic swelling of the legs Obesity Inflammatory bowel disease Cancer Dehydration Sepsis Women's Health issues: Hormone replacement therapy Birth control pills containing estrogen Pregnancy or recent childbirth Other: Age over 40 years old Immobility (through inactivity or from wearing a cast) Recent surgery Trauma (an injury) Smoking Causes of DVT   Many factors can contribute to the formation of a DVT...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
...Inspect for: Skin or nail problems: Look for cuts, scrapes, redness, drainage, swelling, bad odor, rash, discoloration, loss of hair on toes, injuries, or nail changes (deformed, striped, yellowed or discolored, thickened, or not growing)...

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines
...Check for cuts, blisters, redness, swelling, or nail problems...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
...If you notice any cuts, redness, blisters, or swelling, see your foot and ankle surgeon right away...

DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
... Risk Factors for DVT: Blood or vein conditions:  Previous DVT Varicose veins Blood clotting disorders Family history of DVT or blood-clotting disorders Other medical conditions: Heart disease Chronic swelling of the legs Obesity Inflammatory bowel disease Cancer Dehydration Sepsis Women's Health issues: Hormone replacement therapy Birth control pills containing estrogen Pregnancy or recent childbirth Other: Age over 40 years old Immobility (through inactivity or from wearing a cast) Recent surgery Trauma (an injury) Smoking Causes of DVT   Many factors can contribute to the formation of a DVT...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
...These include: Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot Difficulty walking Bruising may occur Diagnosis Anyone who has symptoms of a fifth metatarsal fracture should see a foot and ankle surgeon as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment...

Flatfoot-Adult Acquired
... Symptoms The symptoms of PTTD may include pain, swelling, a flattening of the arch, and an inward rolling of the ankle...

Foot Arthritis
...” When it affects joints of the foot it can produce swelling and pain, and may eventually result in deformity, loss of joint function, and decreased ability to walk...

Foot Fracture
...Pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture...

Foot Lumps
...  They can be caused by soft tissue swelling, sacs of fluid, fatty tissue, and nerve, vessel or muscle enlargements...

Fracture-Ankle
... Symptoms An ankle fracture is accompanied by one or all of these symptoms: Pain at the site of the fracture, which in some cases can extend from the foot to the knee Significant swelling, which may occur along the length of the leg or may be more localized Blisters may occur over the fracture site...

Fracture-Foot
...Pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
...These include: Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot Difficulty walking Bruising may occur Diagnosis Anyone who has symptoms of a fifth metatarsal fracture should see a foot and ankle surgeon as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment...

Fracture-Toe
... Bruising and swelling the next day...

Gout
... Symptoms An attack of gout can be miserable, marked by the following symptoms: Intense pain that comes on suddenly – often in the middle of the night or upon arising Signs of inflammation such as redness, swelling, and warmth over the joint...

Haglund's Deformity
...The symptoms include: A noticeable bump on the back of the heel Pain in the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel Swelling in the back of the heel Redness near the inflamed tissue Diagnosis After evaluating the patient’s symptoms, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the foot...

Hallux Rigidus
...) Pain and stiffness aggravated by cold, damp weather Difficulty with certain activities (running, squatting) Swelling and inflammation around the joint As the disorder gets more serious, additional symptoms may develop, including: Pain, even during rest Difficulty wearing shoes because bone spurs (overgrowths) develop Dull pain in the hip, knee, or lower back due to changes in the way you walk Limping (in severe cases) Diagnosis The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat...

Heel Bone Fractures
... The signs and symptoms of traumatic fractures may include: Sudden pain in the heel and inability to bear weight on that foot Swelling in the heel area Bruising of the heel and ankle The signs and symptoms of stress fractures may include: Generalized pain in the heel area that usually develops slowly (over several days to weeks) Swelling in the heel area Diagnosis  To diagnose and evaluate a calcaneal fracture, the foot and ankle surgeon will ask questions about how the injury occurred, examine the affected foot and ankle, and order x-rays...

Inflammation: Actue
...These include:   Swelling Pain Increased warmth and redness of the skin Inflammation can be acute or chronic...

Ingrown Toenails
...This “digging in” of the nail irritates the skin, often creating pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the toe...

Intermetatarsal Neuroma
...Placing an icepack on the affected area helps reduce swelling...

Joint Pain in the Foot
...The pain may be accompanied by swelling, tenderness, stiffness, redness, bruising and/or increased warmth over the affected joints...

Joint Swelling in the Foot
...This results in an accumulation of fluid in the tissues in and around the joint, resulting in swelling...

Jones Fracture
...These include: Pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot Difficulty walking Bruising may occur Diagnosis Anyone who has symptoms of a fifth metatarsal fracture should see a foot and ankle surgeon as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Symptoms The symptoms of a Lisfranc injury may include: Swelling of the foot Pain throughout the midfoot when standing or when pressure is applied Inability to bear weight (in severe injuries) Bruising or blistering on the arch are important signs of a Lisfranc injury...

Lumps
...  They can be caused by soft tissue swelling, sacs of fluid, fatty tissue, and nerve, vessel or muscle enlargements...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
... Signs and Symptoms of Os Trigonum Syndrome  The signs and symptoms of os trigonum syndrome may include: Deep, aching pain in the back of the ankle, occurring mostly when pushing off on the big toe (as in walking) or when pointing the toes downward Tenderness in the area when touched Swelling in the back of the ankle Diagnosis Os trigonum syndrome can mimic other conditions such as an Achilles tendon injury, ankle sprain, or talus fracture...

Osteoporosis
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle
... Symptoms People with osteoarthritis in the foot or ankle experience, in varying degrees, one or more of the following: Pain and stiffness in the joint Swelling in or near the joint Difficulty walking or bending the joint Some patients with osteoarthritis also develop a bone spur (a bony protrusion) at the affected joint...

Osteopenia
... Increased pain with walking, accompanied by redness and swelling on the top of the foot, is a sign that you should see a foot and ankle surgeon for x-rays and examination...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...Check all over for sores, cuts, bruises, breaks in the skin, rashes, corns, calluses, blisters, red spots, swelling, ingrown toenails, toenail infections, or pain...

Peripheral Neuropathy: Diabetic
...If you notice any cuts, redness, blisters, or swelling, see your foot and ankle surgeon right away...

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
...Symptoms of tendonitis include: Pain Swelling Warmth to the touch Acute tears are caused by repetitive activity or trauma...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
... Symptoms The symptoms of PTTD may include pain, swelling, a flattening of the arch, and an inward rolling of the ankle...

Pump Bump (Hallux Rigidus)
...) Pain and stiffness aggravated by cold, damp weather Difficulty with certain activities (running, squatting) Swelling and inflammation around the joint As the disorder gets more serious, additional symptoms may develop, including: Pain, even during rest Difficulty wearing shoes because bone spurs (overgrowths) develop Dull pain in the hip, knee, or lower back due to changes in the way you walk Limping (in severe cases) Diagnosis The sooner this condition is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat...

Puncture Wounds
...The signs of a minor infection that show up around the wound include soreness, redness, and possibly drainage, swelling, and warmth...

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle
...The signs of inflammation can include pain, swelling, redness, and a feeling of warmth around affected joints...

R.I.C.E Protocol
... Compression: An elastic wrap should be used to control swelling...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...Turf toe causes immediate, sharp pain and swelling...

Shin Splints
“Shin splints” is a term to describe pain and swelling in the front of the lower legs...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
... Pain, swelling, redness, and possibly bruising can be signs of a stress fracture...

Swollen Ankles
Swelling of the ankles may be due to many factors, including trauma, infection, tumor, varicose veins, improper function of the lymphatic system, poor circulation, hypertension, and congestive heart failure, to name a few...

Swollen Feet
Swelling of the feet may be due to many factors, including trauma, infection, tumor, varicose veins, improper function of the lymphatic system, poor circulation, hypertension, and congestive heart failure, to name a few...

Synovitis
...Symptoms of synovitis may include redness, swelling, warmth, and pain with joint motion...

Tailor's Bunion
... Symptoms The symptoms of tailor’s bunions include redness, swelling, and pain at the site of the enlargement...

Talar Dome Lesion
...The signs and symptoms of a talar dome lesion may include: Chronic pain deep in the ankle—typically worse when bearing weight on the foot (especially during sports) and less when resting An occasional “clicking” or “catching” feeling in the ankle when walking A sensation of the ankle “locking” or “giving out” Episodes of swelling of the ankle—occurring when bearing weight and subsiding when at rest Diagnosis A talar dome lesion can be difficult to diagnose, because the precise site of the pain can be hard to pinpoint...

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
... An injury, such as an ankle sprain, may produce inflammation and swelling in or near the tunnel, resulting in compression of the nerve...

Tired Feet
...Obesity, improper footwear, pregnancy, leg swelling, increased activity level, or compensation from an injury (through overuse of other parts of the foot and/or the opposite foot) are other potential factors in the development of tired feet...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
... Bruising and swelling the next day...

Turf Toe
... Symptoms The signs and symptoms of turf toe can include pain, swelling, and limited joint movement...

Varicose Veins
..."  The condition can cause swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet...

Wounds-Puncture
...The signs of a minor infection that show up around the wound include soreness, redness, and possibly drainage, swelling, and warmth...

Yellow Toenails
... Other potential causes for yellow discoloration of the nail include diabetes mellitus and lymphedema (chronic leg swelling)...