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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep injury elevated
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What is a ankle fusion?

What is a ankle fusion?

Ankle fusion: It's a surgical procedure where the joint surface is resected than locked together with screws, rods or plates. This allows for no motion across a painful joint. ...Read more

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How can it be that my ankle keeps giving way?

How can it be that my ankle keeps giving way?

Many causes: They range from stretched out or torn ankle ligaments (usually laterally) to nerve problems causing weakness of the muscle that prevent your ankle from twisting the tendon ruptures/problems. In addition bone structure problems such as tarsal coalitions or varus deformities of the hind foot. Sometimes just unrehabilitated muscle strength with loss of proprioception. Get evaluated to sort it out. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles to swell?

What causes my ankles to swell?

Many causes: It could be as simple as venous insufficiency due to age, especially in women to heart-failure, renal disease, liver disease and poor diet. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My ankle has a knot on the front of it very painful?

My ankle has a knot on the front of it very painful?

Need more info: A knot on the front of the ankle can be a description for various things including a contusion, a vein engorgement, a soft tissue growth or even a fracture. Need a bit more history and description. If in doubt about something, it doesn't hurt to go to a foot/ankle specialist and have it examined. ...Read more

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