Pay Attention to Your Swollen Feet!

Our feet go through a lot of stress every day. Walking, running, or standing, your feet are always hard at work, absorbing shock and impact and adapting to different surfaces. So, it makes sense that they would start to ache and swell.

At Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care. We take the time to listen to our patients and encourage them to ask any questions they may have. We provide clear and concise information about their treatment options so they can make informed decisions about their care. Our goal is to help you have healthy feet so you can live your best life, pain-free.

Swollen feet can become painful and affect one or both feet. There are many reasons for swollen feet. Here are a few examples:


A trip, fall, or slip can cause your foot or ankle to swell up. This could be a sign of a sprain or a broken bone. If it hurts or you can’t bear weight on it, it is best to see a foot doctor.


Excessive water retention in your body, especially during pregnancy, can cause your feet to swell up. Your feet may also swell after a long flight, standing for a long time, or if you’re a woman during mensuration. While the swelling usually goes away on its own, it can also be a sign of a more serious health problem like heart failure, diabetes, low protein levels, liver or renal disease, or an allergy.

If you have swollen feet or have any issues related to your feet and ankles, consult a podiatrist for an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment.

Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists is committed to offering the highest standard of skillful and thoughtful care. Our team of doctors: Christopher M. Funk, D.P.M., FACFAS, Bradley A. Whitaker, D.P.M., FACFAS, Peter C. Merrill, D.P.M., AACFAS, and Zeno Pfau, D.P.M., are dedicated to serving you with state-of-the-art, cutting edge medical technologies, including the PinPointe FootLaser, custom-fitted orthotics, and Radial Pulse Therapy (RPT) for chronic foot, heel, or ankle pain. Please don’t hesitate to call us at (520) 575-0800 to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions. We look forward to learning how we might be of service to you.

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