Alternative Names Swelling of the ankles - feet - legs; Ankle swelling; Foot swelling; Leg swelling; Edema - peripheral; Peripheral edema Prevention Avoid sitting or standing without moving for prolonged periods of time. When flying, stretch your legs often and get up to walk when possible. When driving, stop to stretch and walk every hour or so. Avoid wearing restrictive clothing or garters around your thighs. Exercise regularly. Lose weight if you need to. References Goldman L. Approach to the patient with possible cardiovascular disease. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine . 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 48.
Pain or discomfort can be felt anywhere in the foot, including the heel, toes, arch, instep, sole, or ankles.
Pain - foot
Foot pain can be caused by:
-- a protrusion at the base of the big toe, which can become inflamed. Bunions often develop over time from wearing narrow-toed shoes.
-- toes that curl downward into a claw-like position.
Calluses and corns
-- thickened skin from friction or pressure. Calluses are on the balls of the feet or heels. Corns appear on your toes.
Plantar warts -- from pressure on the soles of your feet.
-- also called flat feet.
Poorly fitting shoes often cause these problems. Aging and being overweight also increase your chances of having foot problems.
Morton's neuroma is a...
Recently, I opened my car trunk and noticed my stash of tennis balls. I’ve got quite a collection and have started keeping these in a big bucket to use when friends and I decide to go hit tennis balls. But if you stop and think about it, there are a lot of fitness-based uses for these bright green orbs. Here are a few that I came up with off the top of my head. 1. Tennis – Even I’ll admit, that’s an obvious one. I used to play loads of tennis, including singles matches that would last 2-3 hours. The Cleveland Clinic notes that tennis provides physical, physiologic and psychological benefits. For instance, this sport is great for cardiovascular health, and can improve balance, agility and mobility. You also can burn a lot of calories. A woman who weighs 135 pounds can burn 330 calories while playing an hour of doubles tennis and 420 calories when playing a singles match. And an average-sized man can burn 425 calories playing doubles tennis for an hour; if h...
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