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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Ankels

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Swollen lumps on ankle. What are possible causes?

Outer side: Most commonly are lipoma masses but could be other and an evaluation is necessary see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes people feet (ankle and lower) to get swollen?

What causes people feet (ankle and lower) to get swollen?

Edema: Swelling to the feet and ankles is common as we get older but 32 is not older. It can be a vascular insufficiency, kidney or blood pressure issue. If you have been given a diuretic by your doctor - take it on schedule! You can try to wear support hose and elevate your fee when out of bed. If this does not relieve your issue see your doctor. Do not ignore this. ...Read more

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I have had a sprained ankle for three weeks and its still mildly swollen and causes me some pain some pain what should I do?

I have had a sprained ankle for three weeks and its still mildly swollen and causes me some pain  some pain what should I do?

Have it evaluated: Many times ankle sprains, depending on grade, location and if this is an ankle that had been sprained before, can take awhile to heal. However if the symptoms linger despite conservative treatment it may not be sprained. Could be a fracture, or a tear of a ligament. You may need an x/ray or mri. See a sports doc for eval. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain at the back of my ankle? The pain comes and goes and when I have the pain it hurts so bad i can't walk on it. Its not swollen

Achilles tendinitis : The most likely cause for this type of pain is what is called achilles tendinitis. This is a small tear of the achilles' tendon or inflammation around the tendon. Some simple ways to prevent this is to do some stretching exercises. You could also benefit from a custom orthotic. I would recommend seeing your foot and ankle specialist such as a podiatrist or orthopedist to prevent further injury. ...Read more

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What would cause random outside ankle pain with no recent injury? I have a history of several ankle sprains. Ankle also feels stiff & a little swollen

What would cause random outside ankle pain with no recent injury? I have a history of several ankle sprains. Ankle also feels stiff & a little swollen

Sick Anl;e.: A history of several ankle sprains can definitely be part of, if not, the total reason for your problem. The successive injuries have probably destabilized the soft tissue supporting the ankle. The swelling and stiffness help to hold the unstable in check. You will need to have the ankle evaluated. Specific treatment can then be established to help with your problem. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen, bruised ankle?

What can cause a swollen, bruised ankle?

Injury: Trauma is the usual culprit ....bruising can also come thru compression...like if a cast or something else is on too tight., ...Read more