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... Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) Accessory Navicular Syndrome Common Disorders of the Achilles Tendon Achilles Tendon Rupture Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Ankle Arthritis Ankle Fractures Chronic Ankle Instability Ankle Pain Ankle Sprain Arch Pain Arch Supports Athlete's Foot Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Soft Tissue Biopsy Black Toenails Bone Healing Bone Infection Bone Tumors in the Foot Brachymetararsia Bunions (Hallux Abducto Valgus) Bursitis Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease) Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Calf Pain Callus Capsulitis of the Second Toe Cavus Foot (High-Arched Foot) Charcot Foot Clubfoot Cold Feet Compartment Syndrome Contact Dermatitis Corns Cracked Heels Crutch Use Custom Orthotic Devices Cyst-Ganglion Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Dermatitis Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Diabetic Shoes Drop Foot Dry Heels DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) Eczema of the Foot Equinus Extra Bones Fallen Arches Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fifth Metatarsal Fracture Flatfoot-Adult Acquired Flatfoot-Flexible Flatfoot-Pediatric Flexible Flatfoot Foot Arthritis Foot Bumps Foot Drop Foot Fracture Foot Lumps Foot Odor Foot Rash Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Fracture-Ankle Fracture-Foot Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures) Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal Fracture-Toe Frostbite Fungal Nails Ganglion Cyst Gangrene Golf Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Gout Haglund's Deformity Hallux Rigidus Hammertoes Heel Bone Fractures Heel Cracks Heel Fissures Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) High-Arched Foot Inflammation: Actue Ingrown Toenails Instructions for Using Crutches Intermetatarsal Neuroma Intoeing Joint Pain in the Foot Joint Swelling in the Foot Jones Fracture Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle Lisfranc Injuries Lumps Malignant Melanoma of the Foot MRSA Infection of the Foot Orthotics Os Trigonum Syndrome Osteoporosis Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) Osteopenia P...

February Articles 2014
... Pain, swelling, bruising, and redness are all indicative of the typical symptoms from a broken foot...

MMA Fighter Nearly Suffers 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...

March Articles 2014
...It may be either constant or intermittent, causing sharp or dull pain accompanied by swelling and/or tenderness...

Stress Fracture Barely Affects MLB Player
...The pain is usually sharp or dull, accompanied by swelling and tenderness...

June Articles 2014
... Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with RA include pain and swelling of the feet...

Ankle Sprain Ruins MLB Player’s Celebration
... 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...

Study Indicates Human Foot Size is increasing
... 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...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Does Not End the Race for Runner
... 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...

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

Rise in Gout Attributed to Obesity
... Obesity and your Feet Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling...

Study Shows Insoles Help Protect Runners from Achilles Issues
... 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
...Symptoms include; pain, redness, swelling, and inflammation...

What Can Cause Ingrown Toenails in Children
... Ingrown Toenails Causes Ingrown toenails occur when a toenail grows sideways into the bed of the nail, causing pain, swelling, and possibly infection...

Soda Drinking May Increase Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
... Symptoms - Swelling & pain in the feet - Stiffness in the feet - Pain on the ball or sole of feet Diagnosis Quick diagnosis of RA in the feet is important so that the podiatrist can treat the area effectively...

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

October Articles 2014
...Symptoms of minor toe fractures include throbbing pain, swelling, bruising on the skin and toenail, and the inability to move the toe with ease...

Acupuncture Can Aid Heel Pain Management
...If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling...

Kindergartener Breaks Foot After Shoved Under School Bus
...  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...

Queens Park Rangers, FC Midfielder Set to Play Liverpool Game with Broken Toe
... Symptoms of a Broken Toe ·         throbbing pain ·         swelling ·         bruising on the skin and toenail ·         the inability to move the toe with ease...

November Articles 2014
... Some of the most common symptoms that are associated with RA include pain and swelling of the feet...

Thunder God Vine Can Aid Patients with Rheumatoid 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...

December 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...

Foot Pain relievable for the Elderly with Extra-depth Footwear
...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...

U.S. Gymnast Rachel Gowey sustains Broken Ankle
...There will often be severe bruising and swelling at the sight of the injury...

Flat Feet Can Worsen Over Time If Not Treated
...Often time symptoms such as, pain, swelling, flattening of the arch, and rolling of the ankle, will go on ignored and untreated...

Study Suggests Bunions Occur Due to Genetics, Not Always Due to Footwear
...The swelling occurs by the bones in the big toe shifting inward, which impacts the other toes of the foot...

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...

May Articles 2015
...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...

Dancing with the Stars Instructor Suffers from Broken Toe during Rehearsal
... 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...

Study Finds Link between Acne and RA
... 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...

Exercises for Pregnant Women and their Feet
...If sitting for a long period of time, take short walks regularly to reduce swelling in the feet and ankles...

New Minimally Invasive Surgery for Achilles Tendon Injuries
... 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...

July Articles 2015
...It may be intermittent or constant, and will cause sharp or dull pain along with swelling and tenderness...

Gladiator Sandals Causing Many Foot Problems
...With strappy gladiator sandals in popular demand, come an array of potential issues including poor circulation, blisters, swelling, and the worsening of varicose veins...

Dave Grohl Makes Foo Fighters’ 20th Anniversary Appearance despite 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...

Dancing With the Stars Champion Rumer Willis Sustains Stress Fracture
...It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness...

August Articles 2015
...They are often characterized by swelling and discoloration of the skin, which occurs when the ligaments are stretched beyond their limits...

Link between Foot Size and Obesity
... Obesity and your Feet Since your feet are what support your entire weight when standing, any additional weight can result in pain and swelling...

Cleveland Browns’ Billy Winn Carried Off the Field due to 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...

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

November Articles 2015
... Pain, swelling, bruising, and redness are all indicative of the typical symptoms from a broken foot...

Tour de France Winner Breaks Foot During Vuelta a Espana
...  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...

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

Ankle Sprains: Tis’ the Season
...The tell tale symptoms of an ankle sprain are pain, along with swelling and bruising of the ankle...

North America has Largest Market for Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapeutics
... 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...

Easy Does It Prevents Achilles Tendon Issues
...You may experience swelling in the back of your leg and a feeling of sluggishness or stiffness in the tendon area...

What is Sesamoiditis?
...Swelling and bruising in the affected area may also occur...

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

Carmelo Anthony Sprains His Ankle Against Magic
... 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...

Addressing Your Heel Pain
...If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling...

Arthritis and Your Feet
...It is defined by inflammation and swelling of the lining of the joints, as well as excess fluid in the joints...

Getting Control of Metatarsalgia
...Other telltale signs are: Pain increases when you flex your toes Swelling Pain that is worse when you walk barefoot or walk on hard surfaces Pain decreases when you are at rest and have your feet up Skin lesions Tingling or numbness in the toes Aching These symptoms may be mild or intense and they may be constant or come and go...

Early Treatment Essential for Capsulitis
...This will result in pain and swelling at the base of the big toe, making wearing certain shoes uncomfortable and possibly limiting the range of motion of the toe...

Avoiding Shin Splints
...Shin splints are usually recognized by their characteristic pain in the front and sides of the lower leg, which can be accompanied by swelling...

5 Reasons to Call the Foot Doctor
...Other indicators of nail problems include thickening of the nail, crumbling or peeling and redness or swelling around the nail bed...

Treating Chronic Ankle Issues
...The foot doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory medications and possibly steroids to reduce pain and swelling...

All About Foot Fractures
...Symptoms of a fracture are pain, swelling and sometimes bruising...

Why Are My Feet Swollen?
Swelling—or edema—in the ankles, feet and/or lower legs is a complaint that we often hear about from our patients at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists...

Could You Have Turf Toe?
...There is quite a bit of swelling at the base of the toe and it is difficult to bend it...

Treating a Lisfranc Injury
...At New England Foot & Ankle Specialists, patients with an injury to this area report difficulty bearing weight on the foot as well as pain, swelling, blistering and bruising to the arch of the foot...

Types of Custom Orthotics
...One of the most common signs that you may benefit from a pair of orthotics is heel pain (although you may also experience pain and swelling in other parts of the foot)...

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

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 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)...

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