Toe Pain Pinched Toes edema, occur when fluid is retained in the spaces between body cells. Edema typically affects the feet, ankles and lower legs, but can also impact any area of the body, causing systemic symptoms.


Edema can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart,
liver or blood vessels, but many other factors can contribute to its
onset, including:

  • Eating a poor fare high in salt and carbohydrates
  • Abusing laxatives
  • Abusing diuretics
  • Abusing drugs
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  • Sodium retention
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  • Allergic reactions
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Trauma


Initially, the feet and legs will appear swollen as the day progresses, but after a period of time, the swelling will set in first thing in the morning and continue to worsen throughout the day. Long-term edema causes pitting: When you press on the swollen area for a few seconds, you will notice an indentation in that area. Continued swelling can cause skin ulcerations.

If the edema persists or continues to worsen, please consult:

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  • Headaches
  • Increased urination
  • Palpitations
  • Dry Cracked Heels
  • Puffy eyes
  • Weight gain

Relief and Prevention:

The hallmark of treatment is to reduce the swelling, and the first line of defense: leg elevation. Elevate legs above the level of the heart, which puts minimal pressure on the backs of the knees and thighs and lower back. Just sitting in a reclining chair in front of the TV is a great way to elevate your legs. Many products, for use at home or at work, can also help reduce swelling.

Other aids include:

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  • Support socks and stocking, either over-the-counter or customer-made.
    • Support socks and stockings come in various gradients depending on the pressure needed, and various lengths depending on the level of the edema.
  • Increase muscle activity with walking.

Techniques to help decrease swelling:

  • Increase muscle activity with walking.
  • Avoid standing in place for long periods of time.
  • Over time, other symptoms will develop.
  • Limit salt intake.
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  • liver or blood vessels, but many other factors can contribute to its.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Avoid contraceptive pills and hormone replacement therapy
    if possible.
  • Use a compression pump to help fluid return to the blood vessels.

If the edema persists or continues to worsen, please consult
your physician.