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Your Severe Foot Swelling May Also be Known as:
Extreme foot puffiness
Extreme foot swelling
Foot extremely swollen
Foot severely swollen
Foot unbearably swollen
Severe foot puffiness
Unbearable foot puffiness
Unbearable foot swelling

Top 3 Severe Foot Swelling Causes

  1. 1.Gout

    Gout is a form of arthritis that causes sudden pain, stiffness, and swelling in a joint. The big toe is often affected.

    You should see a healthcare professional to ensure uric acid crystals have not accumulated in the joint. A physician can give you a shot of corticosteroids or prescribe a daily medication to prevent gout attacks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen toes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Graves' Disease

    The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ inside the neck that is responsible for making thyroid hormones. These hormones control important body functions, such as heart rate and the rate at which the body turns food into energy. In Grave's disease, the immune system malfunctions and drives the thyroid to produce excessive amounts of hormones, leading to symptoms such as trouble sleeping, irritability and nervousness, heat sensitivity, hand tremors, and weight loss.

    You should visit your primary care physician to get your blood tested. Grave's disease is a complex condition that is managed with prescription antithyroid medications, as well as surgery in rare cases.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Overactive Thyroid

    The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just above your collarbone. It is one of your endocrine glands, which make hormones. Thyroid glands control how fast one burns calories and how fast the heart beats. If the thyroid is too active, it makes more thyroid hormones than the body needs. This is called hyperthyroidism.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who might take a blood test to measure your levels of thyroid hormone. The test will tell the doctor whether a referral to an endocrinologist is useful. Treatment plans would likely be set by the specialist and include drugs to reduce your thyroid activation.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, anxiety, depressed mood, irritability, trouble sleeping
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Severe Foot Swelling

  • Q.Is your foot swelling getting better or worse?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Do you have high blood pressure?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our severe foot swelling symptom checker.

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Severe Foot Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced severe foot swelling have also experienced:

    • 50% Severe Lower Leg Swelling
    • 50% Heart Rate Precursor
  • People who have experienced severe foot swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Less Than a Day
    • 26% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced severe foot swelling were most often matched with:

    • 25% Gout
    • 25% Graves' Disease
    • 25% Overactive Thyroid

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