Swollen Feet And Difficulty Walking?

Illustration of Swollen Feet And Difficulty Walking?
Illustration: Swollen Feet And Difficulty Walking? health.harvard.edu

Hi. I want to ask. it’s been almost a week my legs are swollen. I have taken swelling medicine from the health center, but it has no effect. before that my leg was injured in the hinge. already 3 weeks ago. now I can walk again. but the swelling is inhibiting. the swollen surface is like a child’s toy candle if we squeeze it. is that alright

1 Answer:

Hello Nofi, thank you for the question to HealthReplies.com

To be able to diagnose swollen feet, need to know more clearly the following things:

Does swelling occur on both legs or just one foot? Does swelling occur in the entire leg (for example from the calf down) or in certain joints (for example in the knee joint, ankle, or toes)? Are there other symptoms such as pain, redness, blueness, stiffness in the joints, decreased joint space, etc.? If swelling occurs on the entire leg, then the possible causes include:

disorders of the heart (eg heart failure) disorders of the kidneys (eg nephrotic syndrome, kidney failure) disorders of the liver (eg liver failure, cirrhosis of the liver) disorders of the leg arteries (eg varicose veins, DVT, peripheral arterial disease) other causes, such as filariasis , hypothyroidism, beriberi, malnutrition, etc. If swelling occurs in the joints, then several possible causes include:

Injury to the joints and bones around the joint rheumatoid arthritis osteoarthritis gout arthritis pseudogout (buildup of calcium crystals in the joints) joint infections (septic arthritis) lupus etc. It is recommended that you do a direct examination to the doctor so you can do a direct physical examination of the swelling in your legs . If indeed you have already gone to the health center and the symptoms have not improved, you should ask for a referral to a specialist in internal medicine so that further examination can be done, for example by laboratory tests, or radiological examinations.

Each of the above diseases has a different prognosis, so before knowing the diagnosis with certainty, it cannot be said whether the condition is safe or not. Some of the causes of the swelling above can actually be dangerous if not treated immediately. Therefore it is better you do a direct examination to the doctor as soon as possible.

So much information from me, hopefully enough answer

: by

Related Question

Reading Ultrasound Results?

Reading Ultrasound Results?

(1 year ago)

Hello doctor, the other day I had breast ultrasound and while on ultrasound the doctor said there was nothing in my breast. But when I read the results of the ultrasound, it said: ...

25 Weeks Pregnant Baby Invite Contractions?

25 Weeks Pregnant Baby Invite Contractions?

(1 year ago)

Evening .. I just gave birth to my baby on the 5th yesterday. And my pregnancy age is still 25 weeks. And 3 days earlier I went to massage my stomach and thighs because it hurts so...

How Is Cervical Straightening Treatment?

How Is Cervical Straightening Treatment?

(10 months ago)

Regards,. Allow me to ask. I am 23 years old woman. I was diagnosed with lordosis cervikalis straight with the symptoms that the head is always dizzy, the neck is always stiff and ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *