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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Overview)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs is called peripheral edema.


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Feet swelling swollen feet?

Feet swelling swollen feet?

CHF: Lots of causes for swollen feet, see your doctor to be checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
165 doctors shared insights

Swollen Ankles (Overview)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs is called peripheral edema.


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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Keep moving your body; avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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Recurring swollen ankles?

Recurring swollen ankles?

Doctor visit : Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs ( dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication side effects to inadequate pumping of the heart. Simple measures you can take are obtaining compression stockings, staying active and avoiding excessive salt however for this problem i would recommend a check up with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristi Woods Dr. Woods
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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep your ankle elevated
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Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Needs Attention: There can be a number of things that may be causing these symptoms. Some causes could be serious and should be checked out by a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat swollen ankles ?

Depends on cause: Swelling of both ankles is due to a variety of diseases including heart failure, low blood proteins, liver failure, pregnancy and other systemic diseases. Swelling of just one leg is due to some type of venous or lymphatic blockage in that leg, or possibly a growth in the pelvis or groin on the same side. ...Read more

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Red spots around ankles swelling?

Without seeing a pic: It is hard to know exacdtly. Often times when there is swelling around the ankles people develop something called venous stasis dermatitis. This is from the heme in the iron leaking out of the blood vessels and staining the skin. Usually these reddish areas coalesce and form bigger areas. If this is what you have elevation, compression and restriction of salt in diet is good. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles?

Many things: Most common are hypertension and venous valve insufficiency ...Read more

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What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet, ankles & legs?

What causes swollen feet, ankles & legs?

Gravity: Usually prolonged sitting or standing can cause swollen legs and feet, if it improves in the morning after being supine overnight , i wouldn't worry too much , but still see your doctor, its an early sign of venous disease. If it persists see a doctor asap, it could be a blood clot as well. ...Read more

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Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Yes: Arthritis can cause swelling that is usually confined to the joint(s) that are afflicted. Some arthritis' are symetrical , meaning swelling/pain of both feet or ankle. There is a possibility that the swelling is due to fuild retention. See a doc the sort out which cause of swelling you have. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

Elevation: Elevate your feet, rest drink lots of water. That should help to reduce swelling. You should also contact your md if you are swelling and she is not aware. Sometimes swelling can be seen with high blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful feet around the ankle ?

Swollen and painful feet around the ankle ?

See below: Vascular /venous problem, arthritis or other systemic condition may be present. See your physician for evaluation. Try elevation and compression as this may help. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Find the cause 1st: There may be alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. ...Read more

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How can you cure swollen ankles on a 24hr flight for old people?

How can you cure swollen ankles on a 24hr flight for old people?

Good Seat and Hose: Consider the use of compression hose and/or socks can help minimize swelling, get an aisle or bulkhead seat to stretch legs, drink water to stay hydrated, and encourage getting up to walk during the flight. Once the flight starts, find out if there's a first class seat available...That can't hurt. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more