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Ankles Are 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
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
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
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
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