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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes, if too tight: If you wrap your knee too tight which prevents the blood/lymph from returning from the foot/leg to your heart, yes you can have swelling. If you remove the wrapping and the swelling gets better, you got your anwswer. If the swelling is persistent and/or if you have pain in the leg, calf etc...Consult doc because you may have a blood clot etc... Good luck..
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: If the bandage is too tight it may push the fluid out below or above the area of the bandage. If the swelling is extreme it needs to be examined.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

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Dr. Brian Wagner
Podiatry 19 years experience
Swelling: Typically knee surgery can affect the venous outflow from the lower limb and cause swelling below the surgical site. Also if compression dressing or wraps are applied to the knee this will cause an increase in the fluid retention.

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