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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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My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs. He was just diagnosed with lung cancer. How can he be helped with the endema?

My dad has severe water retention with swollen ankles and legs.  He was just diagnosed with lung cancer.  How can he be helped with the endema?

Edema: Severe edema is caused by either liver, cardiac, kidney failure or very low albumin, or lymphatic blockage from tumor or DVT so diagnosing underlying cause and treating that is imp. Diuretics like lasix, (furosemide) leg elevation and ted stockings should help. ...Read more

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I have weak ankles, most times they are swollen a little. I drink lots of water and have changed my diet. What am I missing? I don't like falling.

I have weak ankles,  most times they are swollen a little.  I drink lots of water and have changed my diet.  What am I missing?  I don't like falling.

Ankle alignment: Most likely you have an alignment issue that can have its origin as far away as the hip. Consider that you may compensating to get your feet flat on the ground. Motions such as pronation may be pushing your ankles to their limit. Some considerations that may help: A simple ankle support or brace. Shoes, custom orthotics etc.. ...Read more

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Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Ankle swelling: Working out can cause ankle or foot swelling. If you have venous related problems such as varicosities your ankle can swell. Over- use injuries may also cause swelling by overworking joints, muscles and tendons. Medications can also cause swelling in ankles. ...Read more

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What are some medications i can take for swollen ankles?

What are some medications i can take for swollen ankles?

Many things: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the foot and ankle. This is a very nonspecific symptom. Before taking medication for this i would get a diagnosis. I recommend that someone with swelling should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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What can I do if my friend is diabetic and has swollen ankles?

What can I do if my friend is diabetic and has swollen ankles?

Diabetes: It is very common to have swollen ankles as a diabetic. Hypertension (high blood pressure) often comes along with diabetes, and the veins can become overloaded with fluid. If the valves in the veins are having trouble pushing blood up the leg and back to the heart, swollen ankles are the result. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swollen ankles ?

How to get rid of swollen ankles ?

Find the cause 1st: There may be easy treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. Find one at aofas.Org. ...Read more

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How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

Compress : Elevate your feet and legs at heart level or above when you can and consider compression stockings. These work very well when you put them on in the morning before the feet and legs begin to swell up too much. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
329 doctors shared insights

Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more