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horse chestnut for foot inflammation?

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horse chestnut for foot inflammation?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

where are you having foot inflammation?

Dr. David :

on the bottom of your foot?

Dr. David :

have you tried to ice your foot?

Dr. David :

icing the foot can help decrease inflammation

Dr. David :

so can anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium

Dr. David :

also steroid pills and steroid injections can help as well.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.



I am Doctor Thomas, double board certified US doctor in internal medicine and integrative medicine. I am a clinician of over 20 years experience. I will start by asking you a question or by giving you an answer based on your information provided so far. I will be here to follow up with any further questions or concerns you might have.


I see you are asking a naturopathic question.


Horse chestnut is not normally for inflammation, but for vericose veins. And it can be toxic. I would not use it.


What you use depends on the cause of your inflammation, but hydrotherapy is a good option in many cases.


For varicose veins, I would go to homeopathic potencies.

The correct diet and exercise, as well as indicated weight loss, can help.


If you can give me more details, I will help you further.


Infection needs to be treated. Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. [click reply to expert]. Please to not forget a positive rating.