A 27-year-old member asked:
How can i prevent swelling in my ankles and feet?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charlotte Magnussenanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Rest: Pregnancy is associated with mild swelling for feet and ankles especially as the pregnancy approaches term. Excessive swelling can be a symptom of pre eclampsia and you should consult your caregiver. In general swelling can be managed by keeping feet elevated as much as possible, avoid long periods of sitting or standing , wear support hose and get plenty of rest.
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Dr. Thomas Kleinanswered
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
Get checked: Swelling in the ankles and feet could be due to congestive heart failure (chf). Get checked to see if that is what you have. Elevating you feet should help prevent swelling. Reducing salt intake also helps.
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Dr. Steven Sheskieranswered
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 41 years experience
Depends on cause: General swelling of the lower extremity can be lessened by wearing support or surgical stockings. Elevation when ever possible also can lessen it. But needs to be evaluated by doc as to the why. Swelling can be caused by problems with your heart, circulation, high blood pressure, diet, kidney or liver trouble to name a few causes.
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Dr. Vadim Glukhanswered
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 25 years experience
Diet, exercise, Dr: See your physician to discuss the diet, avoiding salt, checking your kidney function, the need for compression stockings, exercise/ walking, etc.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
How to prevent dependent edema of ankles and feet?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brynn Ewenanswered
Podiatry 21 years experience
Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (like jobst) are also very useful in preventing swelling especially if you have a job where you are standing still for many hours.
5.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Payam Rafat commented
Podiatry 24 years experience
Be sure to have you arterial circulation checked prior to using vascular compression socks or stockings.
Mar 15, 2013
A 42-year-old member asked:
What are the causes of swelling of the ankles and feet?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Neil Horsleyanswered
podiatry 39 years experience
Swelling: There are many causes of swelling in the ankles and feet. Venous problems, lymphatic problems, effects of gravity, some medications etc. See a podiatrist for a thorough lower extremity history and physical examination and report of findings to help you solve this problem.
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