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what causes swelling on the ankle and knee?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Arthritis: This is most probably caused by some form of arthritis to those area. See your orthopedist for x-ray evaluation and blood work to determine which form you may have and for the proper treatment.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
The etiologies may : Be the same or independent of each other. A thorough orthopedic exam seems like a good idea. The knee could be arthritic, you may have a meniscus tear etc, then due the injury the ankle is bearing more weight and causing the ankle to swell. Or, the ankle can have its own set of problems.

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