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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more


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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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What are common causes of a swollen leg and ankle?

What are common causes of a swollen leg and ankle?

Swelling: There are so many causes i could fill the page. I will list a few and others will ad to the list. High blood pressure, injury, tendonitis, ligament tear, alcohol, diabetes, circulatory issues, arthritis, allergic reaction, blood clots etc... ...Read more

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What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

What causes pain and swelling in instep of foot?

Possibilities: Sprain/strain, stress fracture, posterior tibial tendon tear or dysfunction or possibly and inflammatory condition such as gout. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles after foot surgery?

What are the causes of swollen ankles after foot surgery?

Surgery itself: If both of your ankles are swollen, then it could be due to the amount of IV fluids . If it is on the same foot that you have had the surgery, then it is normal. If any bone procedure was done to correct any deformity, you can think about it as being the same as if you broke a bone in your foot. Your foot and ankle will swell. With time is should go away. Let the surgeon know, elevate and ice. ...Read more

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What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

See below: Injury, bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, kidney disease, heart disease. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the knee?

What causes swelling of the knee?

Arthritis: Arthritis, such as osteoarthritis is the most common cause. There are several other conditions including gout and lymes disease to name a few examples that may cause swelling. See a dr. For an evaluation and get your cause diagnosed and treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling?

  have swollen ankles  top of the foot swollen   back of knees feel  painful  can to much salt cause swelling?

Swollen ankles salt?: 39F US notes/asks: have swollen ankles top of the foot swollen back of knees feel painful can to much salt cause swelling? ANS: need much more detail but most common cause of swollen ankles is eating more salt than your body can get rid of. But pain in back of knees is not part of that. You may have blood clots in legs. See your Dr. now or do 2nd opinion with me now. ...Read more

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What could cause swelling of the ankles?

What could  cause swelling of the ankles?

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 more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the feet and legs?

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

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What causes swelling on the ankle and knee?

What causes swelling on the ankle and knee?

The etiologies may : Be the same or independent of each other. A thorough orthopedic exam seems like a good idea. The knee could be arthritic, you may have a meniscus tear etc, then due the injury the ankle is bearing more weight and causing the ankle to swell. Or, the ankle can have its own set of problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

What are the causes of occasional swelling of ankle?

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 more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen feet and ankles?

Many things: Most common are hypertension and venous valve insufficiency ...Read more

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What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

What are potential causes of swelling behind the knee?

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

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What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

Many causes: There are plenty of causes of foot/ankle swelling. First, you need to make sure that you are not in acute pain, which could indicate a blood clot. If not, then it could be the venous system not emptying, added salts in foods, lack of calf strength when walking, diabetes, etc. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can better differentiate the swelling and recommend a plan for you. ...Read more

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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for swollen ankles?

What are possible causes 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. 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 are the causes of swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved?

What are the causes of swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved?

Fluid retention: Swelling of the ankles without pain or injury is usually due to fluid retention. See you primary care doctor tosee why you are retaining fluid. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are potential causes of swollen ankles?

Help please? I want to know what are potential causes of swollen ankles?

Many: Swelling of the ankles can be caused by anything from injury to kidney to heart problems. ...Read more

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Can cerebral palsy cause a swollen ankle?

Can cerebral palsy cause a swollen ankle?

The cerebral : Palsy itself doesn't cause swollen ankles. It is possible a deformity as a result of the cerebral palsy does. Another words not everyone with cerebral palsy is going to have swollen feet or ankles. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read more

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What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?

Circulation?: If your blood circulation is compromised that would cause swelling in the extremities (feet more so due to gravity). Allergic reaction of some sort? Continuation of symptoms warrants a check-up with your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles after foot surgery?

Surgery itself: If both of your ankles are swollen, then it could be due to the amount of IV fluids . If it is on the same foot that you have had the surgery, then it is normal. If any bone procedure was done to correct any deformity, you can think about it as being the same as if you broke a bone in your foot. Your foot and ankle will swell. With time is should go away. Let the surgeon know, elevate and ice. ...Read more

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What couldbe causing my swollen ankles?

What couldbe causing my swollen ankles?

Get checked: Swelling and pain in the ankles can be caused by multiple 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 more

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What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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Can hydroxycut cause swollen ankles?

Unlikely: Unlikely but it is a poor product associated with occasional life threatening side effects. I urge you to stop using it. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved or plane flight?

What causes swollen ankles, when there is no injury involved or plane flight?

See your Doctor: There are many things that can cause swelling in the ankles. Poor circulation, congestive heart failure, arthritis, kidney problems , to name a few. If the swelling is not going away you should have it checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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What may cause swollen ankles?

What may cause swollen ankles?

A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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