My legs and feet become very heavy during my periods. What is the connection and how can I manage the pain better?
I don't know of any exercises that you could do to help the pain in your legs during your periods. However, wearing some over-the-counter support hoses or compression socks below the knees ("below the knee" means at the patella bone of the legs is where the hoses or socks come up to) may help with the swelling in the feet and legs. But these compression hoses or socks are not recommended for any person who has congestive heart failure, or who has an ankle-arm index value below 0.50. Therefore, the congestive heart failure and the ankle-arm index can be diagnosed by the your primary care physician or provider. Online definition congestive heart failure: "Congestive heart failure symptoms is a heart condition that causes symptoms of shortness of breath, weakness, fatigue, and swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet. There are four stages of the disease. Treatments options include diet, medication, exercise, and weight loss." In closing, please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or physician to make sure that your heart and kidneys are working properly.
Treatment: protect the affected area(s)-tissue, reduce pressure. Band-Aid by Johnson & Johnson manufacture (ex. Band Aid Heel Blister Bandage or Band Aid Blister Ampoules); wearing open back sanders, wearing a soft back counter shoe; over the counter orthotics may help to control the function of the foot on ambulation. Topical antibiotic medication covered with a regular flexible cloth band aid applied to the affected area until the area has healed. Seek medical care from a foot specialist if symptoms don't improve with conservative care.
1. Pour 30 ml of Apple Cider Vinegar + 1/2 gallon of warm water in a pan and soak the feet for approximately 10-15 minutes.
2. Pat dry.
3. Next, apply, either Secret Clinical or Degree or Dove strength antiperspirant to the bottom of the feet and between the toes daily until the pores sweat less and/or the odor has resolved. Drysol Antiperspirant may cause skin irritation or a rash in individuals who may be allergic to aluminum salts.
4. Another excellent product Certain Dri Roll On Antiperspirant can be applied daily for the treatment of sweaty feet.
5. Make sure to wear cotton or microfiber socks, wear shoes made of leather and avoid wearing plastic and non-man made shoes.
6. Inspect the feet daily for redness, drainage, open sores, change in color, change in temperature, swelling or any other signs of inflammation.
If the heaviness or fatigue sensation starts after walking approximately 1/2 block and the sensation is relieved on rest or elevation of the feet above the level of the hip or heart, then this can be consistent with intermittent claudication. However, if you are experiencing restless movement or like something crawling on your feet or legs: cramping or spasms in your feet and/or legs that is relieved on dangling your feet over the side of the bed or getting out of bed and walking around the room until the cramps or spasms have resolved-stopped, then this issue or condition may be consistent with "Rest Pain" or Restless leg Syndrome that is due to decreased circulation in the lower extremity. Low potassium and/or magnesium may cause cramping or spasms in the the feet and legs in the evenings.
A glass piece has gone inside my foot and the area has become red. Will a podiatrist be able to help me?
2. There is a simple toe sling type of pad that you can apply in the morning and remove in the evenings. Please do not use any medicated corn pad onto the 3rd toe, if you have started to develop a corn on the top of the middle joint of the hammer toe deformity. However, you may require surgical intervention in the future to correct your hammer toe deformity (e.g. arthroplasty-remodeling of the affected joint or arthrodesis fusion of the deformity). These procedures are performed as the gold standard depending on the severity of one's hammertoe deformity. www.Pedifix.com "Toe Straightener" for a single toe.