What To Do For Swallowing Feet And Ankle?


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James Kent Profile
James Kent answered
One of the first treatment options is to elevate the legs above the level of the heart. Anti-inflammatory medicine can also help reduce swelling.

Other treatment options are leg wedges to elevate the feet while sleeping. Support socks and stockings; which come in various gradients depending on the pressure needed and various lengths depending on the level of the edema. Proper fitting shoes and socks can also reduce swelling. Cutting back on salt can reduce swelling in feet and ankles as salt contributes to fluid retention. Drinking plenty of water along with regular exercise will improve circulation.

Swollen feet is a condition where the muscles in the feet have an excessive build up of fluid. This build up can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time.
Slight swelling of the lower legs commonly occurs in warm summer months. Slight swelling is more likely to occur if a person has been standing or walking a lot.

See a doctor if you have persistent swelling, swelling accompanied by shortness of breath and weight gain, or swelling that damages the skin or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns. Swelling is also called edema.

Swelling is caused by fluid build up in the tissues. Gravity pulls the fluids to your feet and ankles, causing them to swell. Swelling can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels. Some other causes of swelling are:

•Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates
•Taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills
•Sodium retention
•Muscle injury
•Varicose veins
•History of phlebitis
•Allergic reactions
•Neuromuscular disorders
•Laxative abuse
•Diuretics abuse
•Drug abuse
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Usually they swallow swords.  Sorry couldnt resist - you meant swollen.  Put your feet up drink plenty of water and see your doctor as soon as possible.
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Can't help but giggle here, but I think you mean swollen. Anyhow, there is usually a reason for this to happen, be it water retention, all the way up to arthritis, and more. Try propping them up for a while, drink plenty of water or juices, and if that doesn't help in a day or two, then I suggest that you go and see your doctor, especially if it doesn't get better, but worse. Hope this helps you out.
Stewart Pinkerton Profile
Cannibalism can be dangerous - you can catch pretty much any disease from that meat. OTOH, I do put my foot in my mouth quite often.
David Mathley Profile
David Mathley answered
You have to have an extremely large mouth to got a foot and ankle in there. I do not think your throat is large enough to worry about swallowing it.

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