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A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 35 years experience
Many causes: There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. There are also other non-serious causes such as inactivity, sitting in a position with your feet hanging down. The bottom line is to have him/her seek medical attention and have a complete physical to determine what is causing the swelling.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
High blood pressure: Most common cause of ankle swelling is high blood pressure. Other common causes are kidney problems or dysfunction or certain medications may lead to this problem. In addition, poor circulation may be a culprit. Please check with your doctor to ascertain the reason for this and to get the proper treatment.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What causes random ankle swelling?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 39 years experience
Blood pressure: High blood pressure or leg hanging down for long periods are common causes of ankle swelling.
Dr. Oliver Wang
Dr. Oliver Wang commented
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 11 years experience
Can also be caused by posterior tibial tendinitis from overuse and lack of support for the foot and ankle with poor shoe gear and lack of orthotics.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

Does amlodipine cause ankle swelling?

1 doctor answer8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
It can: Peripheral edema is a common side effect.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Injury, bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, kidney disease, heart disease.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marybeth Crane
Podiatry 28 years experience
Not usually: Menopause by itself does not cause ankle swelling. If you have persistent swelling without injury, i would consult with my pcp.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can leg ankle swelling caused by dehydration?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Leg swelling: Dehydration can certainly affect kidney function which may then have an affect on your swelling. Also problems with your venous network or heart can cause swelling. Have it checked out. Good luck.

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