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Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Ankle swelling and very painful when in a walking cast. What do you suggest?

Crutches elevation: If your foot/ankle hurts when walking on it in a cast use crutches. Maybe too early to walk on it if it is swelling elevation higher than your heart can help. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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


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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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Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Not usually: Menopause by itself does not cause ankle swelling. If you have persistent swelling without injury, i would consult with my pcp. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. In one leg only?

I am experiencing  ankle swelling. In one leg only?

Swelling in one: extremity usually indicates the issue is in that extremity, it could be arthritis, venous issue, injury. you did not say if it is painful or not. you can try antiinflamatories, elevation, compression. ...Read more

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I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

Pain?: Depending on your medical history, this could be a lot of things. If there is pain and you are post menopausal, you could have gout. Other possible conditions include arthritis, diabetic charcot foot, infection (usually an open wound is associated with this), etc. There are many possibilities. If it continues to bother you, see your pcp for a referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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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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Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

Gravity: You may have had some internal bleeding/bruising or inflammation. This fluid will obey gravity and flow down. ...Read more

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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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What am I suppose to do with my ankle swelling while pregnant?

What am I suppose to do with my ankle swelling while pregnant?

Comfortable shoes,: Support stockings, elevate the feet as often as possible, watch the salt intake. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling/ tightness of a previously broken ankle?

How to reduce swelling/ tightness of a previously broken ankle?

Difficult to achieve: Previous sprains and fractures of the ankle cause prolong swelling. Compression stockings may be beneficial. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling, ankle pain and ankle weakness.

I am experiencing  ankle swelling, ankle pain and ankle weakness.

Injury?: Ankle issues in patients your age most commonly develop from a traumatic or overuse injury. Was there an injury or are you exercising/in training? Early treatment involves rest, ice, compression (with a brace or elastic wrap) and elevation. It's difficult to give you more advice without more information. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I got hit on my shin, so why is my ankle swelling?

I got hit on my shin, so why is my ankle swelling?

Reactive edema: Is very common. It could also be bleeding. It could be an underlying fracture or stress fracture. If you think you have a broken bone see an er doc or ortho guy. If you think yu have a DVT - which is different - you need to tell your family doctor this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling.

With Pain or not?: This can be edema or could be arthritis. See you physican to clarify this and then to see if need to see a consultant ...Read more

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Knee & ankle swelling over a month. Didnt hurt it so any ideas?

Knee & ankle swelling over a month. Didnt hurt it so any ideas?

See a doctor: Without history of injury it could be many things. You need to be examined. ...Read more

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Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more