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Why do my ankles get swollen?

Why do my ankles get swollen?

More info needed: Without more history , we can't say why your ankles are swollen. There are many possibles causes, including fluid retention, poor circulation, heart failure, and medications. your doctor can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Curious as to why are my ankles always swollen?

Could be many things: It would be best to see a doctor for evaluation. It could be anything from poor circulation, to varicose veins, to kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my ankle is swollen?

It will look swollen: Helps to compare it to the other ankle. It also depends on what your history, if there are any injuries or conditions that can lead to ankle swelling. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle still swollen 7 weeks after a fall!?

Why is my ankle still swollen 7 weeks after a fall!?

Depends on what: Grade of sprain it was and what treatment you got. Swelling is normal after any injury but more so to foot and ankle due to gravity. Elevation will help and people tend to heal at different rates so if it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a swollen ankle look swollen?

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

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My ankles are swollen quite a lot I'm 62 years of age.. ?

My ankles are swollen quite a lot I'm 62 years of age.. ?

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

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My ankle is swollen from a biking accident. What should I do ?

My ankle is swollen from a biking accident. What should I do ?

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

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Both of my ankles are swollen what can it be from and what can I do?

Both of my ankles are swollen what can it be from and what can I do?

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 more

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Her ankles r swollen every day. No health problems. Lives in gworgia?

Her ankles r swollen every day. No health problems. Lives in gworgia?

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

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Why is my ankle still swollen after a hard fall the other day? I need some advice.

Why is my ankle still swollen after a hard fall the other day? I need some advice.

Cause you : Likely sprained (hopefully no breaks) it, rest, ice, compression rest, ice, elevation of foot. Sprains can last up to 2-3 months before healed. ...Read more