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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes swelling on the ankle and knee?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 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 29 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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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes a swelling ankle to stop swelling?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 37 years experience
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills.
Last updated Jun 22, 2013

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