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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine ? If so are they serious or harmless ?

Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug. ...Read more

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Can ankle swelling ever related to lower back pain?

Can ankle swelling ever related to lower back pain?

Indirectly: Low back pain is often from a strain of a muscle or problems with the vertebrae of the lumbar region. So, problems to the lower extremity are usually nerve related. However, if the back pain causes one to not walk or to constantly sit due to the pain, it can have an indirect effect due to not functioning properly. So technically - indirectly. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling, tenderness & swollen abdomen , nausea , headaches. For a month . Then sudden lower back pain. Drs said a stone. Getting worse. Help ?

Ankle swelling, tenderness & swollen abdomen , nausea , headaches. For a month . Then sudden lower back pain. Drs said a stone. Getting worse. Help ?

See below: You see your doctor in light of your worsening symptoms---your kidney stone may be obstructed and require immediate attention. The joint swelling could be from gout which can be associated with kidney stones. ...Read more

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My friend is having back pain lower left and her ankles are swollen so bad she can't walk?

My friend is having back pain lower left and her ankles are swollen so bad she can't walk?

See below: These are very vague complaints there is a multitude of reasons why and they may or may not be related. I cannot give you any help through a text message you really need to go to your primary care physician and get a thorough history and physical examination completed . Thank you. ...Read more

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I keep getting tingling & pain in my neck & upper/lower back. I used to get swollen ankles too but not since i lost 45pds. I work in a warehouse.?

I keep getting tingling & pain in my neck & upper/lower back. I used to get swollen ankles too but not since i lost 45pds. I work in a warehouse.?

Neck muscle etc: Your are to be commended for your weight-loss. I would consider muscular problems, pinched nerve in the neck. Tingling can be seen in neurologic issues, musculoskeletal issues, and can also be paresthesias. Your evaluation will include all these issues. ...Read more

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

  have swollen ankles  top of the foot swollen   back of knees feel  painful  can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks: have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. now or do 2nd opinion with me now. ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

I have swollen ankles pain around ankles up back of legs red raised lumps 2, on each knee sore to touch turn to bruise next day vericous veins?

Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

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