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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

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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Does amlodipine cause ankle swelling?

Does amlodipine cause ankle swelling?

It can: Peripheral edema is a common side effect. ...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. Didn't hurt it so any ideas?

Knee & ankle swelling over a month. Didn't 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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Have two incidents of fainting and ankle swelling should I get my heart checked?

Have two incidents of fainting and ankle swelling should I get my heart checked?

Yes: You need a full history and physical to determine the cause and not just a heart check. Based on your history and risk factors additional testing may be needed. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with ankle swelling to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with ankle swelling to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Time of injury: That depends on how long ago your ankle was injured. If it is in the past several days and it generally is getting better than you can wait. If it has been several weeks then I would suggest a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. If your swelling has been going on for years or is in both legs than I would first see my primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. And I noticed on my shin there's an indent and it's discolored?

I am experiencing ankle swelling. And I noticed on my shin there's an indent and it's discolored?

More info?: Is it both ankles or just one? Did you injure your ankle? How long has it been swelling? Getting worse? Any new meds? Have you had similar problems in the past? If lasting more than a few days see your MD ...Read more

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How long am I suppose to wait for my ankle swelling to persist until its necessary to see a doctor?

How long am I suppose to wait for my ankle swelling to persist until its necessary to see a doctor?

10 days: If it doesn't resolve by then I would get it checked. If pain is involved I would get it checked now. ...Read more

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Traveled on plane for two hours had left ankle swelling for a couple of days now my calf hurts. What could it be?

Traveled on plane for two hours had left ankle swelling for a couple of days now my calf hurts. What could it be?

Several things: Most worrisome is a clot in the deep veins of the leg. Need ultrasound of the deep veins in the leg to assess this. Esp if swelling still there and calf pain still there. Unlikely to be calf muscle cramp and edema in leg, which can happen on long trip but should be gone by now. Best to have this evaluated. Hope this helps. Dr R ...Read more

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Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Local or general: Pedal edema is how doctors refer to swollen feet. Pregnant women often get pedal edema as their pregnancy progresses heart disease circulation problems etc.
Ankle get swelling because you have sprain ankle. ...Read more

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Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Could I be having a blood clot or just ankle swelling?

Calf pain: Blood clots, known as "deep venous thrombosis " or "dvt" can occur in the calf of the leg (one of the most common sites). Dvt's are characterized by pain, swelling and localized tenderness. Most commonly they occur after surgery, trauma, or prolonged periods of immobility (like a long airplane flight. ...Read more

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What is it? I have ankle swelling and groin lump.

What is it? I have ankle swelling and groin lump.

Lump & swelling: That combination of symptoms indicates a need for you to see your doc ASAP. He/she will help you identify and rule out causes. That will give you a healthier life and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I stop ankle swelling?

It depends: Swelling can be due fluid retention and can be due to medical reasons, medications, excess dietary sodium intake, and other reasons. Dealing with those issues can resolve the ankle swelling.

If the swelling is from the ankle joint, it might represent an injury or arthritis. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Bernstein
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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