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Ankles Are Swollen
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
Swelling: First at 63 years of age i would make sure you get your heart checked but many things cause swelling in ankles like hypertension, smoking, excess alcohol, poor circulation, trauma and many more. First check in with your doctor. Elevate and compression hose may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on the reason for the swelling. If it's because of heart or kidney problems, it may not stop swelling unless you treat the underlying condition. If it's swollen due to trauma, it may start to decrease swelling after 1-2 weeks of proper treatment and up to a year if it's severe fracture dislocation. ...Read more
What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in this area should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more
My ankle is swollen but i didn't hurt some possiblilities of how my ankle is swollen all of a sudden?
Many reasons.....: Sudden swelling of any joint without injury may be caused by many things. It is best to get a consultation, x-rays, circulation tests, etc. Common causes are gout and tendonitis. Again, it is best to get a consultation correlating history and physical findings. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I sprain my ankles almost every year? And are my ankles still swollen from when i sprained then in july?
Consult your doctor: It is common for one to experience swelling and pain for several months following an ankle injury. Consult your physician to see what treatment options are best for you. People often times may develop ankle instability after an injury. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer