Why Is My Foot Swollen?

Why Is My Foot Swollen?

At Cherrywood Foot Care, we understand how difficult problems of the foot can be for our patients. When you find that your feet are swollen continuously, it’s essential to get to the bottom of the issue. Prolonged swelling is likely the sign of a severe foot issue. Swelling can also damage your feet if not taken care of promptly. That is why we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with our team right away.

Ligament Sprains  

Ligament sprains in your ankles and other parts of your feet are common injuries that many people experience. Along with pain and instability in the affected area, other common symptoms include swelling. In most cases of ligament sprains, a few days of rest and immobility will significantly improve your condition.

Chronic Venous Insufficiency 

Being the lowest point of your body, having circulation issues in your feet is very common. Due to gravity or weak blood vessels, it’s easy for these types of problems to occur. In addition to swelling in your feet, other symptoms that can come with circulation issues include:

  • Aching or tired legs.
  • Development of varicose veins.
  • Flaky or itchy skin.

Blunt Force Trauma

As one can expect, suffering from blunt force trauma is an easy way for an area to become swollen. Whether this is from getting hit in the foot or the result of a fall, it’s essential to seek medical attention right away if swelling persists for more than a few days. It could be an indicator of the following problems:

  • Ligament sprains or tears.
  • Bone breaks or fractures.
  • Slight dislocations.

Other Issues To Consider

As experts in podiatry, we understand that all swelling in the foot is not created equal. Although you may not notice it, swelling can sometimes present itself differently depending on the issue. Additionally, swelling paired with other symptoms will also help our doctors better determine the problems’ root cause. Those dealing with foot swelling that has not been caused by the previously mentioned issues could be dealing with the below:

  • Lymphedema.
  • Blood clots.
  • Liver issues.
  • Skin infections.
  • Diabetic neuropathy.

Contact Us

Although in most cases, foot swelling will subside within a few days of its initial appearance, you can never be too careful. By reaching out to us here at Cherrywood Foot Care for help, the cause of your swelling will be appropriately diagnosed, and the correct course of action for treatment will be taken. For more information on how we can help, don’t hesitate to contact us today!