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Causes Of Ankle Edema
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes for ankle swelling, if this swelling is associated with pain, inability to weight bear, instability, weakness or fever/chills, investigation by your pcp or orthopedist is warranted. Frequent causes: ankle arthritis ankle sprain gout joint infection tendonitis fracture leg edema secondary to fluid overload. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 + Edema: Patients with significant edema (e) have more in the afternoon if they are walking around. This causes them to get up after they go to bed to urinate and is caused by the e fluid going back into the circulation and excreted by the kidneys. Other symptoms are shoes that get tighter in the afternoon as the e fluid settles in the feet. See a doctor to find out why you have it and how you can treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, gout, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baker's cyst: Localized swelling behind the knee is typically a baker's cyst or popliteal cyst. These cysts can arise if there is fluid within the knee joint. To treat the baker's cyst, you need to identify the cause of the fluid in the knee first. An unusual cause of swelling behind the knee is a popliteal aneurysm - a potentially worrisome problem. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to start. ...Read more
Standing up: if you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Internal: derangement of the knee joint including cartilage teats of the ACL, PCL, lateral ligament or infrapatellar tendinitis. Trauma can also cause effusion or hemarthrosis ( blood in the knee joint ). No matter what you must be examined and x-rayed, probably will need an MRI or a diagnostic aspiration of the joint fluid. Call for an orthopedic consultation asap. ...Read more
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Can cortisone epidural cause edema in ankles? Also, wearing new heavy shoes and change in gait? 84yr b
Motrin and Mobic (meloxicam) cause edema in ankles and legs. Do I need to avoid taking them or is it ok as long as it doesn't bother me too much?
Side effects of meds: Sometimes certain drugs can cause side effects that are uncomfortable. Motrin and Mobic (meloxicam) both can cause pedal edema, but if you are having pain and the edema is manageable, you can take them. However, if the edema becomes painful itself and it hurts to walk, then stop the meds. If there are signs of an allergy, such as hives, then stop the medication. Consult with your physician and pharmacist. ...Read more
Have used lithium for 10+ years with constant edema of ankles. Now have chronic venous deficiency. Could lithium have caused this as long use.
Lithium and veins: Endothelial cells have the key function of participating in the maintenance of open and functional capillaries. Dysfunction of the vascular endothelium is thus a hallmark of human diseases such as peripheral vascular disease (rajendran 2013) however lithium alters the disposition and release of norepinephrine and, as a result, affects adrenergic neurotransmission(beaty 1981) may impair venous flow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause morning edema under eyes and in ankles? Edema in ankles is pitting edema soon after rising, but often lessens or disappears during day.
Could edema cause swollen wrists as well as ankles and the top of both feet? Also, would it cause a burning feeling in the feet and around the wrists?
Causes of one sided non pitting edema right foot and ankle, no known injury, no pain? No change for 10 days. Otherwise healthy. Thanks.
Be aware: This could be a sign of a blood clot - a so called deep vein thrombosis, although this type of swelling tends to be pitting. Nonpitting edema tends to be from lymphatic obstuction or from deposition of certain substances like you see with hypothyroidism(though this tends to be bilateral - on both sides). Nonetheless, you should get this looked at by a doctor sooner rather than later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In a 29yo f; where would one start looking 4 a cause of bilat. Pingueculitis, bilat. Ankle/foot edema, & chest wall pain? Could there be a unifying dx?
Pingueculitis: Pingueculitis is usually an isolated ocular condition usually related to chronic environmental exposure to sun and wind. Most likely not related to your other symptoms. ...Read more
Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?
Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics. This results in swelling. It is only temporary. Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week and, keep using it (unless real painful) [if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more
25yo my calves, ankles and feet stay swollen w pitting edema. Been to ER twice and 2 docs. All tests normal. What can cause this and what can I do?
Go to primary care: With your history i would want to make sure that they did urine tests to make sure that there is no protein in your urine. A urinalysis is the initial test done in most cases. An er is often not the best place to get this evaluated and you may be better off seeing a primary care physician who will decide if you need further referrals. Would also consider getting thyroid checked. ...Read more
Definitely: With a low thyrid count, this will decrease your body's metabolism ( breakdown of food and other products) as one of the side effects will be the swelling or edema of the lower extremities. See your doctor or endocrinologist for treatment as usually after being regulated with thyroid medicine, the swelling will go away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lt ankle tendon surgery 2 weeks ago now pitting edema. What can cause this? Slight redness and warmth on ankle bone.
What can cause pitting edema in my umbilical region?I also have pitting edema in my legs and ankles.Iv have tests done so im sure its not heart failor
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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