Alternative Names Clubbing Home Care There is no specific treatment for the clubbing itself. Home care depends on the diagnosis. Call your health care provider if If you notice clubbing, call your health care provider. What to expect at your health care provider's office A person with clubbing usually has other symptoms and signs of a specific condition. Diagnosing that condition is based on: Family history Medical history Physical exam that looks at the lungs and chest Medical history questions may include: Do you have any breathing difficulty? Does clubbing affect the fingers, toes, or both? Is it becoming more noticeable? Is the skin ever bluish-colored? What other symptoms do you have? When did you first notice this? The following tests may be done: Arterial blood gas Chest CT scan Chest x-ray Echocardiogram EKG Pulmonary function tests
Definition Alternative Names Causes of foot pain Information Question: What causes foot pain? Answer: Many things can cause foot pain . Wearing shoes that don't fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions . With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling . Heels on shoes shouldn't be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet. See also: Ankle pain Heel pain
Highlights Overview About 75% of people in the United States have foot pain at some time in their lives. Nearly all cases of foot pain can be attributed to one of the following:
Ill-fitting shoes High-impact exercise Certain medical conditions Foot pain generally starts in one of three places: the toes, the forefoot, or the hindfoot. Risk Factors Elderly people are at very high risk for foot problems. Women are at higher risk than men for severe foot pain, probably because of high-heeled shoes. Medical Conditions Causing Foot Pain
Arthritis Diabetes Obesity Pregnancy Medications Treatment Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen (Advil), may help ease pain and reduce inflammation. The acronym RICE stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation -- the four basic elements of initial treatment for an injured foot. In most cases, stress fractures heal by themselves if you avoid rigorous activities. Stretching the plantar fascia is the mainstay therapy for restoring s...
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