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Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling. ...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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What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

What would cause ankle and foot swelling after surgery to the knee?

Post-operative swell: Swelling travels with gravity. After most surgeries to lower extremities, the surgeon will instruct patients to keep their legs raised. This is so the swelling (fluid) doesn't build up following the flow of gravity to the foot and ankle. Although there may not be any procedures done to those areas, fluid can travel along a path of gravity and teh foot and ankle are at the bottom. ...Read more

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Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

Can Thalamic pain on right side cause ankle/ foot swelling ?

Here are some...: Known to us, stroke is the most common cause for thalamic pain and may lead to hemiparesis leading to immobilization of extremities with subsequent the edema of affected legs, but not severe swelling except developing vessel-blocking clots in veins. So, seek evaluation & counseling for right attention and care as needed; do not hold wishful thinking and wait if just happening recently. ...Read more

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Can Metformin cause ankle/foot swelling? On it 3 wks, now at 500mgx3, & this week having swelling similar to when pregnant but I am not pregnant now.

Can Metformin cause ankle/foot swelling? On it 3 wks, now at 500mgx3, & this week having swelling similar to when pregnant but I am not pregnant now.

Ankle/Foot swelling: 90% of the time, in my practice, when people are complaining of foot and ankle swelling, it is due to Venous Insufficiency/Venous Stasis. This can be related to prescription medication, renal failure, Congestive heart failure, and just simple wear and tear on the venous system. Most of my patients who are Diabetic also have Hypertension, which can also lead to foot and ankle swelling. ...Read more

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Can a plantars wart (on the bottom, outside part of the foot) cause foot, ankle and calf swelling and pain? Or is it likely 2 separate issues?

Not directly related: These are likely separate issues. A plantar wart can create pain, resulting in a change in your gait (how you walk) and thus put more pressure on other areas of your leg. Thus, it's theoretically possible these two issues are INDIRECTLY related. However, foot/ankle/calf swelling and pain without an injury make me think about a potential blood clot. Please seek help from a physician if persistent. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling. It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.

I had a sudden onset of one leg, ankle and foot swelling.  It is causing pain and a loss of flexibility in the ankle. No injury, long trips or infec.

Not debatable...: Whether or not you presently have these symptoms are had them in the past, an obvious concern is a possible blood clot. This dangerous condition can happen without a clear history of trauma, prolonged inactivity or for that matter, without any apparent reason at all. Regardless of the actual cause, the goal now is to have it evaluated immediately. Untreated, a DVT can have catastrophic effects. ...Read more

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Are ankle and foot swelling common when having a torn meniscus?

Can happen: Your foot and ankle can swell after an acute injury to your knee that causes a meniscal tear. There has tobe a significant amount of knee injury/trauma to cause enough swelling to effect your ankle/foot. The ankle and foot ar the lowest part of your body and gravity pulls the swelling from your knee down to them if your leg is not elevated. A blood clot can also cause this see a doctor if concern. ...Read more

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5 cortisone injections in lower back about 4-5 weeks ago. Have had ankle and foot swelling ever since. Frequent nighttime urination. Normal?

5 cortisone injections in lower back about 4-5 weeks ago.  Have had ankle and foot swelling ever since.  Frequent nighttime urination.  Normal?

Check for diabetes: Steroid injections can just about alway increase blood sugar so if you are a diabetic patient (even in you did not know it) it could bring on diabetic symptoms. ...Read more

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I am taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate and having ankle and foot swelling I also take 100 mg losartan can my doctor replace amlodipine with?

I am taking 5 mg of amlodipine besylate and having ankle and foot swelling I also take 100 mg losartan can my doctor replace amlodipine with?

Ankle swelling: Leg swelling is one of the common side effects with Amlodipine. There are several other groups of medicines available to treat hypertension. Your doctor will choose another class based on your other medical conditions. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Bluman
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Foot Swelling (Definition)

Foot swelling is a clinical finding in which a person's foot becomes enlarged ...Read more