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... Arthritis Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in the fluid in the joints...

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...* YesNo Current Relationship Status: * MarriedSingleDivorcedWidowed Please highlight any of the following an immediate family member has been treated for:   Arthritis   Cancer   Diabetes   Heart Disease   High Blood Pressure Untitled   Anemia (low blood count)   Asthma   Herniated disc   Spinal stenosis   Kidney Disease   Liver Disease   Low Blood Pressure   Migraine Headaches   Blood Clots   Peripheral arterial disease   Acid Reflux   Cancer   Chemotherapy   Chronic Fatigue Syndrome   Lupus   Diabetes   Emphysema   Epilepsy   Fibromyalgia   Glaucoma   Gout   Hardening of Arteries   Heart Murmur   Heart Disease   Hepatitis A B C D   High Blood Pressure   HIV/AIDS   Mitral Valve Prolapse   Multiple Sclerosis   Osteoarthritis   Muscular Dystrophy   Phlebitis   Sleep Apnea   Polio   Blindness   Rheumatic Fever   Rheumatoid Arthritis   Psoriasis   Sinus Trouble   Skin Rash   Stroke   Thyroid Problems   Tuberculosis   Stomach Ulcer   Varicose Veins Please highlight if you have had any allergic reactions to the following:   Adhesive Tape   Asprin   Codeine   Iodine   Latex   Local Anesthetics (Nocacaine)   Penicillin   Sulfa   Other If other, please explain: Please highlight if you have or are subject to:   Burning Pain   Chronic Infections   Fainting   Foot Pain at Rest   Foot/Leg at Rest   Foot/Legs Cramps When Walking   Circulatory Problems   Shortness of Breath   Previous MRSA or VRE infection   Chest Pain   Bleeding/Clotting Disorder   Cold Feet   Foot/Leg Cramps at Night   Nervousness   Prolonged Bleeding   Swelling of Legs   Calf Pain   Bleeding Tendancy   Shortness of Breath when active   Fever/Chills   Nausea/Vomiting Primary Pharmacy and Location    

Neuroma
...Conservative treatments usually resolve the pain or progressions of the condition, and range from wearing roomier, lower-heeled footwear or using orthotics to reduce the pressure on the nerve, to injections of corticosteroid medication to reduce swelling and inflammation...

Nails & Skin
... Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Ring In The New Year!
...Additional symptoms are swelling and sometimes bruising...

Super Bowl Sunday!!!
... Sitting in one position for too long causes swelling in the feet and ankles...

Want Better Looking Feet? Ditch the Ingrown Toenails
...If you experience pain, redness, swelling, or unusual warmth in your toe, it could be an ingrown toenail...

Wear Green On St. Patty's Day...but Not Gangrene
...Wet gangrene results from an untreated (or inadequately treated) infection in the body where the local blood supply has been reduced or stopped by tissue swelling, gas production in tissue, bacterial toxins, or all of these factors in combination...

Thank Your Mom! And Her Feet...
... Edema The other common problem that mothers face is edema, or swelling in the feet...

Heel Pain: Bursitis
...Pain is usually worse when you press on the affected area and you may see redness and swelling...

R.I.C.E - Do You Know What It Means?
...The cold will reduce your pain and any swelling that may occur...

Early Spring or More Winter?
...Deep frostbite (3rd and 4th degree) manifests with complete loss of feeling in the affected area, swelling, white or yellowish skin that turns black or purple upon re-warming, and when touched, the skin will feel solid...

Go With The Flow
...Today we’re going to look at venous insufficiency, venous stasis ulcers, and edema (swelling) of the legs...

Don't Stress About It
...Swelling on the top of the foot or outside of the ankle may also be present...

Your Achilles Heel...The Real One
...Mobility of the foot and leg will be immediately limited and tenderness, swelling, and redness will appear at the site of injury...

Sprain or Strain? Part 1
... All three grades of sprains will present with pain, bruising, and swelling...

Tendonitis
...Even minor damage to our tendons sparks the body’s natural response to send extra blood to the area to help it heal; we call this swelling...

Avoid Pump Bump!
...If you develop this deformity, you will know by the pain, swelling, and redness surrounding a noticeable bump on the back of your heel...

Bursitis - Another Look
... Bursitis of any kind can be recognized by pain, swelling, and redness...

My Big Toe Hurts...
...The uric acid crystallizes and builds up between the joints of the big toe causing pain, redness, swelling, heat, and stiffness...

Pain Laser
...Painful conditions accompanied by swelling or inflammation benefit from this technology...

Rheumatoid Arthritis
... When attacked, the body reacts with swelling, redness, and stiffness...

Give Your Feet Some Pleasure
... Give them a rest! We talk about RICE and elevation as a way to reduce swelling and promote healing...

Bunions
...This creates a visible deformity of the foot and can be accompanied by redness, swelling, pain, and stiffness...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Secondary complications may occur from this, including synovitis (joint swelling), tendonitis, and tendon tears...

The Two Sides of Poor Circulation
...Signs of venous insufficiency include swelling, varicose veins, feeling of heaviness in the foot, and could eventually lead to leg ulcers...

Lyme Disease
...Other symptoms may show a more gradual onset, but can also be much more severe, including migraines, neck pain, arthritis with joint pain and swelling, heart palpitations or irregular heartbeat, nerve pain, shortness of breath, and even short-term memory loss...

Your Feet Can Tell the Future!
...How about sudden clubbing – swelling of the digits creating a ‘rounded’ look to feet and toes...

Pregnancy & High Heels
...If you must wear heels, do so for short periods of time and raise your feet afterwards to reduce swelling...

Are Your Feet Laboring Over Labor Day?
...Just a short list of possible conditions include varicose veins, heel pain, leg or ankle swelling, bunions, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, joint damage, fallen arches, poor circulation…should I go on...

Gymnastics & Your Feet
...When young athletes experience pain, swelling, and tenderness of the heel bone, it’s a sign that they are overusing this area...

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...

Achilles Tendon Rupture
...Apply a bag of ice covered with a thin towel to reduce swelling and pain...

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)...

Chronic Ankle Instability
...Then he or she will examine your ankle to check for tender areas, signs of swelling, and instability of your ankle as shown in the illustration...

Ankle Pain
...Ankle pain can be associated with swelling, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the involved area...

Ankle Sprain
...Sometimes pain and swelling are absent in people with previous ankle sprains...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Ice reduces swelling and pain; apply a bag of ice covered with a thin towel to the affected area...

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...

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
...If any of the following warning signs or symptoms are present, it is important to see a doctor for evaluation: Swelling in the leg Pain in the calf or thigh Warmth and redness of the leg Diagnosis DVT can be difficult to diagnose, especially if the patient has no symptoms...

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)
...If any of the following warning signs or symptoms are present, it is important to see a doctor for evaluation: Swelling in the leg Pain in the calf or thigh Warmth and redness of the leg Diagnosis DVT can be difficult to diagnose, especially if the patient has no symptoms...

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...

Foot Fracture
...Pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture...

Fracture-Foot
...Pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...Ice reduces swelling and pain; apply a bag of ice covered with a thin towel to the affected area...

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...

Gout
...Prescription medications or injections are used to treat the pain, swelling, and inflammation...

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...

Heel Bone Fractures
...Ice reduces swelling and pain; apply a bag of ice covered with a thin towel to the affected area...

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
...These steps will help keep the swelling and pain under control...

Os Trigonum Syndrome
...Swelling is decreased by applying a bag of ice covered with a thin towel to the affected area...

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...

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...

Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot
...Turf toe causes immediate, sharp pain and swelling...

Synovitis
...Symptoms of synovitis may include redness, swelling, warmth, and pain with joint motion...

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...

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...

Wounds-Puncture
...The signs of a minor infection that show up around the wound include soreness, redness, and possibly drainage, swelling, and warmth...

 

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