Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foot Swelling (unilateral) Overview

What is foot swelling (unilateral)?
A person with foot swelling has enlargement of the foot, caused by excess fluid that has collected in the leg. Foot swelling may also be caused by the accumulation of fluid inside the ankle joint. Causes for swelling in one foot include cellulitis, deep venous thrombosis, ankle bursitis, Achilles tendinitis, and thrombophlebitis.

What are the symptoms of foot swelling (unilateral)?
Symptoms depend on the underlying cause for the foot swelling. Symptoms may include foot pain, joint swelling, joint pains, skin redness, foot tenderness, fever, and leg swelling.

How does the doctor treat foot swelling (unilateral)?
Treatment depends on the underlying cause for the foot swelling. Treatment may include rest, elevation, elastic stockings, anticoagulants, diuretics, and antibiotics.

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