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The top of my foot swells the more I’m on it, why?

Common Running Injuries

1)  Foot & Ankle Injuries

a)  Stress Fractures: Problems such tends to get worse during the day.

b)  Tendonitis: One of the overuse injuries that tends to be worst in the morning.

c)  Bone tumors: disease can cause a change

2) Venous Insufficiency

3) Medication Side-Effects

Some medications can cause fluid-retention as a side effect leading to swollen feet and ankles.  The most common medications causing this are:

a)  Anti-Inflammatories: e.g. steroids and NSAIDs
b)  Hormone Drugs: e.g. contraceptives
c)  Antidepressants: e.g. tricyclics such as amitriptyline
d)  Diabetes drugs: e.g. Avandia & Actos
e)  Blood-Pressure Medications: e.g. calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine and nifedipine

4) Blood Clot/DVT

5) Pregnancy

6) Medical Conditions

a)  Heart Problems: Such as congestive heart failure and high blood pressure.

b)  Kidney Problems: One of the important functions of the kidneys is to remove excess fluid from the body.

c)  Liver Disease:

d)  Gout: With gout, high levels of uric acid cause crystals to form in joints such as the big toe.  This leads to inflammation of the joint leaving it swollen, red, hot and very painful.

e)  Arthritis:

7)  Cellulitis

8)  Prolonged Inactivity

9)  Lymphedema