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5 Potential Causes of Swollen or Inflamed Feet

 5 Potential Causes of Swollen or Inflamed Feet

Your feet take you everywhere. And swelling or inflammation can put a stop to many of your usual activities. Finding the cause of your symptoms ensures you receive the care required so you can get back to your daily routine.

At Apple Podiatry Group, our expert podiatrists Jarna Rathod-Bhatt, DPM, and Rahul Bhatt, DPM, put your feet and ankles front and center. Because we know how foot problems can interfere with your life, we provide comprehensive care to find and alleviate your symptoms so you can get back to your normal routine.

From our offices in Arlington, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Texas, we treat many foot and ankle conditions, including swollen and inflamed feet. 

What’s causing your symptoms? Here we want to share some of the common causes of swelling and inflammation in your feet.

1. Traumatic injury

Swelling and inflammation are common symptoms following a traumatic foot injury like fractures, tendon tears, sprains, and strains. Traumatic foot injuries may also cause sudden and severe pain. 

If you have swelling or inflammation in your feet following a sports injury or misstep off a sidewalk, you need to come see our expert podiatrists right away. Getting an early diagnosis and treatment plan in place may prevent further damage. 

2. Infection

Foot infections are a common cause of swelling and inflammation. People with diabetes are especially susceptible to developing foot infections from cuts, blisters, and other injuries.

We provide diabetic foot care, managing and monitoring foot health in people with diabetes. We encourage all of our patients with diabetes to schedule an appointment immediately if they suspect they have an injury or infection in their feet. 

If you have an ingrown toenail with swelling and inflammation, you may have an infection that needs expert podiatry care. 

3. Circulation problems

People with circulation problems like venous insufficiency may also experience swelling and inflammation in their lower extremities. Venous insufficiency occurs when there’s damage to the veins in your legs, affecting the movement of blood back to your heart and lungs. 

The blood then pools in your ankles, leading to swelling, inflammation, skin discoloration, and ulcers. 

4. Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation, pain, and stiffness in your joints. It can affect any joint in your body, including those in your feet. If you have arthritis in your feet, you may experience chronic swelling and inflammation. 

5. Underlying medical condition

Your swollen or inflamed feet may also result from an underlying medical condition not directly related to your feet or ankles. For example, pregnancy is a common cause of foot and ankle swelling. Heart disease, liver disease, and kidney disease may also lead to swelling in your feet due to issues with circulation and fluid balance. 

No matter the cause of your swollen or inflamed feet, getting treatment right away can improve your symptoms and foot health.

Do you have swollen or inflamed feet? Apple Podiatry Group provides the expert care you require. Call our office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

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