Why Do My Feet Swell up?

Answer

Foot swelling is characterised by a build-up of fluid in your foot. Swelling of the foot may be caused by being overweight, blood clot in the leg, increased age, leg infection and inability of veins in the legs to properly pump blood back to the heart. Injury or surgery involving the leg or foot can cause swelling.
1 Additional Answer
Foot swelling is caused by a lot of things. They include injuries to the foot like a broken foot or toe, ankle sprain and dislocation of bones. Inflammations like abscess, cellulitis and bursitis are also a major cause of foot swelling. Other mild causes of foot swelling include menstrual periods, pregnancy and extended car rides or airplane flights.
Explore this Topic
Your feet may swell when you drink alcohol because it causes a condition known as edema to occur. Edema is caused by excess fluid that becomes trapped in the tissues ...
Feet swell in hot weather due to the usual mechanism of the venous return of the blood from the lower limbs being altered as blood vessels are dilated by the heat ...
Swelling in the hands and the feet is a common occurrence that has a variety of possible triggers. The most common possibility is idiopathic edema, which occurs ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com