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Is there anything i take or do to help reduce both ankles from swelling. how can i see to determine, what's causing it?

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Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Podiatry 18 years experience
See a doctor: See a podiatrist or orthopedic doctor. X-rays and further evaluation is needed to determine what is causing the swelling. Ice, elevate and rest for now and make sure to see a doctor. After correct diagnosis there are medication that can help.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Swelling: It can be due to so many things that it's difficult to diagnose over a forum like this but you do need to find the cause and that starts with a physical exam by your doctor. It could be high blood pressure, injury, circulatory problems, fluid retension, alcohol etc. See your doctor to start with.

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Last updated May 13, 2013

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