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What to do about seriously swollen feet & ankles?
For a couple weeks now my feet & ankles have been extremely swollen, can't even see/feel my ankle bones. I also get a tingly feeling in the last 3 toes of one foot sometimes, and often am
sore & aching in both legs right up to the knees.

I just had a baby in March but didn't have any of these symptoms while pregnant (or before that).

What is this? What can I do about it?

I've been trying to get back in shape, mostly walking, which I did a lot before and during my pregnancy, but am wondering if I should not be on my feet until the swelling subsides?

I've tried lying with my feet up, even sleeping with my feet elevated, but it doesn't seem to make much difference.

Where socks at all times, so no one has to look at them.

Go to your Dr. tell him you need a Diuretic. It will make the extra water weight go away. And you will pee like crazy! Stay close to a restroom. But it works.

Put them in hot water with salt! Good luck Hope you feel better soon***

Non Believer
soak in cold water

eat a lot of Garlic
it will help your body release these extra fluids

Go to the doctor asap...i had this going on, had been walking 1-2 miles a day trying to lose wt...found out my blood pressure was up to 168/120...he just today put me on benicar and told me to stop my diet dew addiction...i would def go, it freaked me out and im still worried...good luck!!

First: Get to a doctor and do it today! The condition you describe, and the extent of the swelling are nothing short of emergent. There is a reason you are retaining fluid, especially top your lower extremities, and it could be a serious circulatory problem. In any case, the swelling itself could even cause circulatory insufficiency to your feet, and could cause or foster infection. This "swelling" could also be a sign that an infection has begun in your feet. It is imperative that you have this condition investigated by a medical professional as soon as possible, especially because rest and elevation have had little effect.

Ask the Dr. if you have water retention.

RICE Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation

Elevating your feet won't work unless you raise them above the level of your heart. Take plenty of breaks during the day- get off your feet, and see a doctor. Don't massage them unless a doctor says it's ok - if you have a blood clot it can go to other places- you don't want that! Go see a doctor.

Stay in bed with feet elevated (higher than your heart) and drink a lot of water to eliminate the swollen parts. You have to stay in bed though for 2 days or more. Also: do not eat salty food! No chips, snacks etc. If you are still under the same condition, see a doctor immediately!

Ice and doesn't sound good so go see a doctor or podiatrist

Artemis Dragon
try putting your feet i warm water with empsin sat in it. also you could have an infection, if it continues i would suggest seeing a doctor about it.

good luck.

1 Smart Bunny!
that doesn't sound good, especially the "tingling" which can be an indicator of diabetes! go to see a doctor as soon as you can!

Information about Swollen Feet
What are Swollen Feet?

Swollen feet is a condition where the muscles in the feet have an excessive buildup of fluid. This buildup can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time.

Slight swelling of the lower legs commonly occurs in warm summer months. Slight swelling is more likely to occur if a person has been standing or walking a lot.

See a doctor if you have persistent swelling, swelling accompanied by shortness of breath and weight gain, or swelling that damages the skin or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns.

Swelling is also called edema.
What Causes Feet to Swell?

Swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the tissues. Gravity pulls the fluids to your feet and ankles, causing them to swell.

Swelling can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels. Some other causes of swelling are:

* Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates
* Taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills
* Pregnancy
* pms
* Sodium retention
* Muscle injury
* Varicose veins
* History of phlebitis
* Allergic reactions
* Preeclampsia
* Neuromuscular disorders
* Trauma
* Laxative abuse
* Diuretics abuse
* Drug abuse

Can Swollen Feet be Treated?

Yes. Treatment will depend on the cause of the swelling. One of the first treatment options is to elevate the legs above the level of the heart. Anti-inflammatory medicine can also help reduce swelling.

Other treatment options are

* Leg wedges to elevate the feet while sleeping.
* Support socks and stocking
o Support socks and stockings come in various gradients depending on the pressure needed, and various lengths depending on the level of the edema.
* Proper fitting shoes and socks.

Tips to Reduce Swelling

* Cut back on salt
o Salt contributes to fluid retention.
* Drink plenty of water.
* Put your feet up
o Lying on your back, rest your feet at least 12 inches above the level of your heart for 10 to 15 minutes, three or four times a day.
* Do not abuse laxatives
* Use support stockings
o Roll these on in the morning to promote circulation and limit gravitation movement of fluids. Most medical supply or drug stores carry these.
* Exercise regularly
o Regular exercise improves circulation.
* Avoid standing in place for long period of time.
* Lose excess weight
o Excess weight slows circulation of body fluids and puts extra pressure on your veins.
* Increase muscle activity with walking.
* Avoid long periods of sitting
o Every one or two hours, get up and walk.
* Review your medication with your doctors
o Certain drugs, including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories and Calcium channel blockers, can contribute to swelling.

Complications of Swelling?

Excess swelling can cause skin ulcerations.

Go see the doctor now, you may have milk leg which is post-labor thrombosis of the leg. Either way the tingling in the feet is from the extereme compression of nerves in your legs (deep peroneal nerve) from the edema. Please go now.

You need to see your doctor right away. Sounds like you have edema---that can be serious. You're retaining fluids in your tissues.

Please call your doctor....now.

prop feet and call doctor- this can be very serious

some pplz children!
go see a doctor right now!!!!!

There are a couple of things you can do to help relieve the swelling. One is to do foot extensions and flexsions. This helps to mobilized the fluid back up into your leg. The other thing is if you have to be on your feet alot, try either tight leg stockings or wrapping your lower legs down to your ankles with an ace bandage, this will prevent fluid from gravitating down to your ankles. The swelling could be from your recent pregnancy, but if it doesn't subside soon, seek out a doctor for help.

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