Swelling in the feet can be due to edema (pitting or non-pitting), foot injury, obesity, pregnancy, ill-fitting shoes, certain medication side effect, alcoholism, lymphedema (elephantiasis or filariasis), kidney and liver disease, heart disease, and infections. Although most of the foot swelling of local cause resolve on their own, long-standing swelling should be of concern and should seek medical attention if accompanied with severe ulceration, chest pain, or shortness of breath.
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Query: Hello doctor, My left shin is numb to the touch and it has been like this for about a week and I do not really know what is going on. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, the numbness in your shin could be due to mild swelling over there. These kinds of swelling can be caused due to excessive loading or due to prolonged stress imposed over the bone like playing some sport without warming up and cooling down or sudden in... Read Full »