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Treating Sowllen Ankles Tip
See your internist: To discuss. There are many reasons why ankles can swell including venous insufficiency, hypertension, or other cardiac issues, side effects of medication to name a few. Sometimes eliminating salt from your diet, going on a diuretic, wearing venous support hose may be some of the treatment options. ...Read more
Swollen ankles: Many different things could make your ankles swollen. You should see your primary care doctor to evaluate this. Let him/her know what time of day they are most swollen and if it is related to your being on your feet more. ...Read more
The inside of my ankles has been swollen for two days now. What could be the problem? I have no pain in the area.
Edema: If both ankles are affected and not painful, the most likely cause is edema, or fluid retention. This a very common if you happen to be traveling over this holiday weekend due to prolonged sitting, and increased salt intake from fast foods/restaurant/cookout foods. To get rid of edema, cut way back on salt, drink water, avoid sitting, walk around a lot, and consider swimming. ...Read more
My ankles are swollen but don't hurt. This was after holiday. What could it be? How long should I wait before worrying?
May be the start: Of something bigger! you don't list your age, pertinent medical history, or meds, so base this is the first time this has happened. When you have ankle swelling for no reason, it could be due to several things, and most importantly, it is not normal, and involves fluid going into the extracellular space. Can be related to your kidney function or heart, and/or possibly too much salt retention, or walking too long. In either case, normally the venonus system would return this to the heart so that it would be limited to your kidneys. See your pcp about this. ...Read more
My ankles are swollen, and when i press on the swollen area, it becomes indented for several minutes. What could cause this?
Edema: That is fluid in the soft tissues. There are several causes of fluid build up in the legs and feet. Sometimes excessive salt in your diet can cause it, as well as prolonged sitting on a plane flight. At your age, it is less common that these other causes (which are more common in older people) can cause it such as high blood pressure, heart disease, kidney or liver problems, medication effects. ...Read more
My ankles are extremely swollen. No pain. I have gained a lot of weight over the months. Could it be that? Or a serious matter?
Ankle stress: If additional weight is putting additional stress to a biomechanically weak foot or ankle this could resulot in swelling of your ankles. Agree that you should limit salt, and check for lymphedema or possible venous insufficiency. Those conditions of the lower extremity could be involved with sdditional weight. ...Read more
I've been in meetings all week, friday i noticed that my ankles were swollen. I have never had this before. Could it be from sitting all that time?
Ankle edema: Unless have congestive heart failure or impaired renal function, it is common to get dependent edema. Should go away in morning and return end day. Shift fluids since veins have no pump but activity to return blood from arteries back to heart. Have blood pressure and heart and lipids checked for underlying medical problems. Support hose usefull. ...Read more
My ankles have always seemed to look puffy and swollen.How do I know if they are just normally like this or there might be a problem in my diet or?
Likely normal: If they have always been like that and not getting better or worse, then most likely normal. There are specific medical conditions that can cause swollen ankles. Its a good idea to see the family doctor or internist for an assessment. A medical history and a physical exam maybe all that is needed. Low sodium (salt) intake may help. ...Read more
Could be many things: You should see your family doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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After vacationing in Key West Fl. Flew home. Noticed my ankles are extremely swollen. 2nd day, today, swollen even worse. ?
I have very painful swollen hot ankles i cant find any bites and they are both the same no one bigger than the other have you any ideas?
Doctor visit : Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs ( dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication side effects to inadequate pumping of the heart. Simple measures you can take are obtaining compression stockings, staying active and avoiding excessive salt however for this problem i would recommend a check up with your primary care doc. ...Read more
Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more