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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...

Are Your Shoes a Breeding Ground for Bunions?
...Besides changing how a foot looks and feels, a bunion will cause or contribute to: restricted range of motion in the affected toe or toes hard calluses and corns from the shoe rubbing on the bunion bursitis, or inflammation of the fluid-filled cushions in the foot arthritis metatarsalgia, inflammation of the forefoot or base of the toes bunionettes, very small deformities at the base of the little toe hammer toe, a significant bend in the middle joint of the second toe Diagnosis and Treatment of Bunions   If you are experiencing foot pain and swelling, consult your Fairfax, Virginia podiatrist without delay...

How To Deal With Heel Spurs?
...' The spurs sometimes go undetected as long as they are painless, but pain, tingling and swelling can occur if they grow large enough to interfere with nearby tissues, nerves or tendons...

How to deal with foot problems?
...From soreness to swelling, many conditions can arise in the feet...

Diabetic Foot Care
...Even in the absence of noticeable symptoms like pain and swelling, a foot specialist can screen diabetic patients for problems with circulation and blood pressure in the feet that could lead to other health complications...

How to Deal with Bunions
... Some bunions will never cause any symptoms but for those patients dealing with some discomfort or pain there are certain measures you can take to reduce your symptoms: Try over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or Aleve, which can reduce swelling, inflammation and pain...

Heel Pain Treatment
...Through increased pressure, repeated stretching, and wear and tear, the tissue can develop small tears that lead to painful swelling and inflammation...

Diabetic Foot Care
...Even in the absence of noticeable symptoms like pain and swelling, a foot specialist can screen diabetic patients for problems with circulation and blood pressure in the feet that could lead to other health complications...

Don't Let Heel Pain Sideline Your Workout
...Icing the foot several times a day in 15-minute intervals helps relieve swelling...

What Is An Ingrown Toenail And How Do You Treat It?
... At-home treatment for an ingrown toenail involves lukewarm water soaks, keeping the foot elevated and taking over-the-counter medications to reduce pain and swelling...

Is It Safe to Shave Off My Calluses?
...Vetter may suggest: Custom shoe inserts or custom footwear Surgical removal of bone spurs or growths that are causing your calluses Surgical removal of the calluses Medicated patches to control callus formation Cortisone injections around the callus to reduce swelling Be careful when you are treating calluses at home...

Causes of Heel Pain
... If pain persists, we may recommend other more aggressive options like steroid injections or shockwave therapy to treat severe pain and swelling...

How to Care for Flat Feet?
... You are at greater risk of having flat feet if you: Are older Are diabetic Are overweight or obese Have rheumatoid arthritis Have injured your foot or ankle Some of the signs you have flat feet include: Flattened arches Pain in your arches or heels Increasing foot pain when you are active Swelling and pain on the inside of your ankles It’s important to maintain a healthy weight to avoid stress on your feet...

What Are Bunions?
...You should contact our office if you notice the following symptoms: An enlarged, visible bulge on your big toe joint Restricted movement of your big toe or foot that prevents you from performing normal activities Irritation, corns or calluses caused by the overlap of the first and second toes Frequent pain, swelling or redness around your big toe joint Treatment For a Bunion Treatment for a bunion will vary depending on its severity...

How to Minimize Diabetic Foot Problems
...Check your feet for cuts, redness, swelling and nail problems...

Flat Feet
... Common symptoms associated with flat feet Include: Swelling along the inside of the ankle Feet that tire easily or ache after standing for an extended period of time A lack of mobility in your foot and difficulty standing on your toes Sore, swollen feet; especially in the heel or arch of your foot Steps Away from Flat Foot Pain Relief If you are experiencing pain caused by flat feet, visit our practice for an evaluation...

Are You Dealing With Bunions?
...Untreated bunions can continue to get worse if you don’t do something about them and can lead to other issues such as calluses and corns, or you may experience pain or redness on the site of the bunion, as well as swelling...

Heel Pain Treatment Options
...If pain and swelling are severe we may recommend steroid injections, extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or ultrasound therapy...

Treating Hammertoes
...You may suffer from: Formation of corns on the joint Pain in the ball of the foot Pain due to pressure from footwear on hammertoe Redness and swelling of hammertoe Restricted motion of the toe joint Types of Hammertoes Like many things, hammertoes come in different types: Flexible hammertoes: They are moveable at the joint Rigid hammertoes: This is when tendons tighten There are several causes of this abnormal foot growth: Wearing tight shoes Pressures on tendons and joints Heredity, trauma, and arthritis Improper balance of the muscles in toes develops Advice from your Fairfax Podiatrist Foot issues can have simple solutions, while others if left too long, may cause severe problems...

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)...

What is Sesamoiditis?
... Symptoms of Sesamoiditis Symptoms of Sesamoiditis may include: Pain under the big toe or ball of the foot Swelling and/or bruising Difficulty in bending and straightening the big toe Treating Sesamoiditis Treatments include: Resting and stopping any activity that could be causing pain and inflammation Anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen and aspirin only after consulting your physician Icing the sole of the foot Wearing soft-soled and low-heeled shoes Cushioning inserts in the shoes If symptoms persist after treatments, you may need to wear a removable brace for 4-6 weeks to help the bones heal...

Treating a Sprained Ankle
...Grade 1 sprains are the mildest, with minimal swelling and tenderness due to a slight ligament tear...

What is a Crush Injury?
...A foot crush injury may cause pain, swelling, and sometimes bruising...

What is Achilles Tendonitis?
...Unless symptoms are severe you may be able to treat your heel pain by: Taking over-the-counter pain medications Avoiding high-impact activities or activities that exacerbate symptoms Elevating the foot to reduce swelling Performing stretching exercises or undergoing physical therapy Icing the heel Wearing custom orthotics Replacing worn-out shoes, especially running shoes Surgery is only necessary if your symptoms aren’t responding to any other nonsurgical treatment options after several months or if the tendon is torn...

Treatment for Minor Foot Injuries
... The following tips can aid in the early treatment of common foot and ankle injuries to help reduce swelling and control the inflammatory process during the initial phase of injury...

Ingrown Nails
Swelling, reddened flesh, shooting pain, and pus are just some of the incredibly uncomfortable symptoms of having an ingrown toenail...

Taking Care of Bunions
...You may be able to manage your bunion pain and swelling by: Taking over-the-counter NSAIDs Icing the bunion for up to 15 minutes at a time, 2-3 times a day Placing orthotics into your shoes to alleviate pressure on the joint (talk to your podiatrist about creating custom orthotics) Splinting or taping the foot to improve the structural alignment Wearing appropriate and supportive footwear that doesn’t put pressure on the toes or bunion Applying a bunion pad over the area to prevent a callus from forming while wearing shoes Avoiding certain activities and sports that could exacerbate your condition For many people, these lifestyle changes and simple at-home treatment options are all that’s needed to reduce bunion pain and discomfort, and to prevent the problem from getting worse...

What is a Neuroma?
...Over-the-counter anti-inflammatories can often briefly reduce pain and swelling, but for those dealing with more severe pain, steroid injections may be necessary to ease symptoms...

Taking Care of Flat Feet
...Sometime swelling on the inside of the foot or ankle may also occur...

Signs and Treatment for Sprained Ankles
...Swelling: When an ankle is injured with a sprain, inflammation occurs...

What is Metatarsalgia?
...Treatment to eliminate metatarsalgia symptoms can be as simple as resting, icing the affected area and wearing proper-fitting shoes to significantly reduce swelling and ease pain...

Bunions: Symptoms and Treatment Options
...However, you may require more extensive medical care if you begin to notice these signs: Persistent pain and swelling Periodic numbness of the foot Restricted and slowed movement of the toe/foot   Treatments For less serious bunion cases, ones in which there isn’t pain yet and movement is still unrestricted, your podiatrist may recommend: Soaking your foot in warm water Taking anti-inflammatory medications such as Aspirin Wearing appropriate shoe inserts Avoiding tight-fitting footwear In severe bunion cases, your podiatrist will likely recommend a more rigorous treatment approach in order to alleviate pain and increase mobility...

Preventing Blisters
...If you have any of the following symptoms, it’s preferable to talk to your doctor: Foot Pain Soreness Redness Swelling While the symptoms may seem common, any persistent pain needs medical attention...

Plantar Fasciitis
...This includes: Resting and avoiding exercise and high-impact activities that will make symptoms worse Icing the heel and arches of the feet up to 20 minutes at a time, 2-3 times a day Wearing supportive shoes with a low heel Placing custom orthotics within shoes for additional support Performing specific foot stretching and strengthening exercises Taking over-the-counter pain relievers to reduce pain and swelling Wearing a night splint to reduce morning pain and stiffness Your foot doctor can show you a variety of exercises to perform that can alleviate heel pain and stiffness associated with plantar fasciitis...

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: Acute
...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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Oakton Foot and Ankle Center
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