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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
356 doctors shared insights

Ankle Swelling (Overview)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart problems, arthritis and others.


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What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

Many causes: There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. There are also other non-serious causes such as inactivity, sitting in a position with your feet hanging down.

The bottom line is to have him/her seek medical attention and have a complete physical to determine what is causing the swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
356 doctors shared insights

Ankle Swelling (Overview)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart problems, arthritis and others.


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If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

It means a lot: Ankle swelling could be from fracture in the ankle, could be from blood clot i n the calf muscles, could be to arthritis in the ankle, could be due gout, could be due to heart problems, could be circulation problems.
Be careful
thanks. ...Read more

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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 your ankle elevated
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Why is my ankle swelling?

Why is my ankle swelling?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, hypertension, kidney or cardiac issues, side effect of medications, h/o of ankle injury. There are many possibilities and hence a history and physical by your internist is a good idea. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ankle swelling?

See your doctor: Ankle swelling can be caused by numerous medical conditions. You should see a foot/ankle specialist for an evaluation for possible tendonitis, venous stasis, fracture and or soft tissue masses to name a few. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling (Tip)

Assess your salt intake by Fitness Pal app. If not at DASH Diet level 1500 mg/d, then do DASH diet. ...See more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Keep moving 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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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

Why Swelling?: Swelling can be a symptom of many problems from simple things such as illfitting shoes or too tight of socks. However ankle swelling can be a symptom of arthritis particularly if associated with pain. Too much fluid in your body secondary to decreased kidney function is a possible cause. Varicose veins can cause swelling. The reasons are multiple so before treatment try to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of ankle swelling marks?

Can you get rid of ankle swelling marks?

Not sure : What you mean.If you mean the impression in the skin from pressing into the skin...Proof of pitting edema then if up i get rid of the edema it won't pit anymore. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling (Tip)

Elevating your feet several times per day even for brief periods of time is usually helpful. ...See more

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Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Calf pain: Blood clots, known as "deep venous thrombosis " or "dvt" can occur in the calf of the leg ( one of the most common sites). Dvt's are characterized by pain , swelling and localized tenderness. Most commonly they occur after surgery, trauma , or prolonged periods of immobility ( like a long airplane flight. ...Read more

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Could ankle swelling that gets very painful during exercise be a sign of congestive heart failure?

Could ankle swelling that gets very painful during exercise be a sign of congestive heart failure?

Yes: Swelling in ankles can many things. Heartfailure is just one. Gout, arthritis , venous insufficiency, hypothyroidism , are just a few others you need a full exam with detailed history along with labs, cxr, ekg and possibly an echo of the heart. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling (Tip)

If no heart/pressure/kidney/diabetes , use exercise, raise feet above heart, support stockings. ...See more

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How can I get my ankle swelling down?

How can I  get my ankle swelling down?

Need to find cause: Then cause can be addressed. Elevation and compression will help but see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle swelling?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, hypertension, kidney or cardiac issues, side effect of medications, h/o of ankle injury. There are many possibilities and hence a history and physical by your internist is a good idea. ...Read more

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How can I stop ankle swelling?

It depends: Swelling can be due fluid retention and can be due to medical reasons, medications, excess dietary sodium intake, and other reasons. Dealing with those issues can resolve the ankle swelling.

If the swelling is from the ankle joint, it might represent an injury or arthritis. ...Read more

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How can I reduce ankle swelling?

How can I reduce ankle swelling?

Ankle swelling cause: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is common with the following situations: being overweight
blood clot in the leg, calcium channel blockers, increased age, leg infection, varicose veins in the legs, congestive heart failure as well as kidney failure, among other causes. See a physician to find out what is causing the ankle swelling for a treatment. Plan and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling (Tip)

Swollen feet are not fun, check your sodium intake, exercise ; elevate them for improvement. ...See more

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What causes random ankle swelling?

What causes random ankle swelling?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure or leg hanging down for long periods are common causes of ankle swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

Many causes: There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. There are also other non-serious causes such as inactivity, sitting in a position with your feet hanging down.

The bottom line is to have him/her seek medical attention and have a complete physical to determine what is causing the swelling. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling (Tip)

Elevate your feet whenever sitting on 2 pillows above heart level. ...See more

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How can I get my ankle swelling down?

Need to find cause: Then cause can be addressed. Elevation and compression will help but see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is ankle swelling?

What sort of problem is ankle swelling?

Swelling: The term swelling means increased fluid in the area. This can be fluid retention from high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney , thyroid, or other gland disorders, if the swelling is painful and only at the ankle, with ankle tenderness, it could be arthritis. ...Read more

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What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

See below: Injury, bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, kidney disease, heart disease. ...Read more

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When will my ankle swelling go down if I ice it?

Severity: If the swelling is a result of an injury, the severity will determine the length of time. Get it checked out if it remains concerning. ...Read more

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If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

It means a lot: Ankle swelling could be from fracture in the ankle, could be from blood clot i n the calf muscles, could be to arthritis in the ankle, could be due gout, could be due to heart problems, could be circulation problems.
Be careful
thanks. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
1,498 doctors shared insights

Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more