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ankle swelling

A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Many possibility: There are many possibilities. If it is only one ankle think of ankle issues i.E weak ligaments, poor foot alignment these an be addressed by a podi ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Several possiblities: Injury is one. However in absence of injury, other common causes are venous insufficiency, lymphedema, many types of arthritis and even infection as w ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, hypertension, kidney or cardiac issues, side effect of medications, h/o of ankle injury. There are many possibilities and hence ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Swelling can be due fluid retention and can be due to medical reasons, medications, excess dietary sodium intake, and other reasons. Dealing with tho ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Need to find out why: Need to find cause so it can be properly addressed. See physician. In meantime elevate and try compression sock.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression , elevation.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Ankle swelling cause: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is common with the following situations: being overweight blood clot in the leg, calcium channel blockers, increased age ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Blood pressure: High blood pressure or leg hanging down for long periods are common causes of ankle swelling.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience Podiatry
Many causes: There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. The ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Need to find cause: Then cause can be addressed. Elevation and compression will help but see physician for evaluation.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Swelling: The term swelling means increased fluid in the area. This can be fluid retention from high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney , thyroid, or other ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Yes : Particularly if they are compressive graduated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Injury, bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, kidney disease, heart disease.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Severity: If the swelling is a result of an injury, the severity will determine the length of time. Get it checked out if it remains concerning.

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