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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

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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I helped a friend move and hurt my knee Not sure how don't remember doing it That was August 25 Extremely swollen stiff painful some days foot swelling?

I helped a friend move and hurt my knee Not sure how don't remember doing it That was August 25 Extremely swollen stiff painful some days foot swelling?

Be seen: If you have been having severe problems since August, I would be seen and probably get an MRI. It is likely you have an internal derangement if the knee like a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Can a knee brace cause swelling in foot?

Can a knee brace cause swelling in foot?

Yes: Swelling in the foot can be commonly seen after injuries. This can be from unrelated medical causes or generally due to poor circulation, inflammation at the injury site or constriction from a brace or cast. However, sometimes you can get a clot in your leg after an injury that can cause swelling in the injured or uninjured extremity, go to er to rule out a clot. This can be serious and even fatal. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle playing basketball 2 days ago. Swelling in foot ankle and all the up to halfway to my knee. Is it broken or sprained or a torn lig?

I sprained my ankle playing basketball 2 days ago. Swelling in foot ankle and all the up to halfway to my knee. Is it broken or sprained or a torn lig?

Any of the above: Any of the above could be present, if it was broken pain would be moreso and not get better, sprain would be slightly better in 2 days and probably same with torn lig.
Should see your doc, & on examination it would be obvious what is the cause, in most cases. An xray would confirm a fracture.
Keeping foot elevated, its normal to see swelling and bruising to extend upwards towards knee. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

Does ovarian cancer cause leg numbness and foot swelling?

OVarian cancer: It can if it is associated with a DVT (blood clot) in that leg. Chemotherapy can also cause numbness. ...Read more

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Cap between l4-5 bone ruptured. Having knee pain and swelling in foot any medicinal solution without surgery?

Cap between l4-5 bone ruptured. Having knee pain and swelling in foot any medicinal solution without surgery?

Need more info: Are the symptoms pain, weakness or numbness. Need to diagnose nerve injury from bone or ligament damage. ...Read more

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I had knee surgery 4-5 weeks ago to repair an osteochrondal fracture, and my foot is swelling. What does it mean, an what should I do?

I had knee surgery 4-5 weeks ago to repair an osteochrondal fracture, and my foot is swelling. What does it mean, an what should I do?

Swelling: It is not uncommon to have swelling below the knee after surgery. However, it is always wise to consult your surgeon ...Read more

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Injured right knee possible meniscus tear plus lcl. 24 hrs later foot is swollen. MRI in 2 days. Should I be worried about swelling in foot?

Injured right knee possible meniscus tear plus lcl. 24 hrs later foot is swollen. MRI in 2 days. Should I be worried about swelling in foot?

If it is only: In the foot and if it is not severe. If the swelling or pain extends into calf or it worsens, it could be DVT, so re-consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I injured my knee bad. A week has gone by and my foot is swelling. No pain in foot and warm. Is it blood clot? I plan on gng in ER but after 3 tomorr

I injured my knee bad. A week has gone by and my foot is swelling. No pain in foot and warm. Is it blood clot? I plan on gng in ER but after 3 tomorr

Go to ER: A blood clot or a deep vein thrombosis can cause the symptoms you are having. Trauma is one of the main causes of clots in an otherwise healthy individual. Better to be safe than sorry. ...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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Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?

Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?

Keep it elevated: Keep the affected part elevated whenever feasible. Try to keep the affected raised at night. It should subside with time. If three weeks later, it is not improving, it would be time to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right leg like muscles pain from hip to foot swelling of foot.

Severe pain in right leg like muscles pain from hip to foot swelling of foot.

Vascular obstruction: This could be a disturbance of the flow in the vessels to that leg. Is it worsened by activity? This should be checked out by your general physician as soon as you can because it could also be a vascular event which could lead to life threatening pulmonary emboli. ...Read more

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Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Left foot swelling off and on, leg aches as if circulation is restricted. Worse after physical activity. Past 4-5 weeks. Could this be a blood clot?

Possible: It is unusual for it to be intermittent but a Doppler study of your leg while give you the answer. All the best. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

I have been getting severe cramps back of thighs, leg falling asleep when sitting for a little while along with foot swelling ony left leg?

Discuss with your MD: All of these symptoms may be local musculo-skeletal problems but you need to talk to your doctor. Cramps could be an electrolyte disorder. One sided swelling could be venous insufficiency but it could be phlebitis. The leg falling asleep is most likely a compression of a nerve while you are asleep. However, you have a number of leg questions that requires someone seeing you personally. ...Read more

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What causes severe joint pain in both hands, knees, and feet? Swelling, reddness, and all of areas are hot to touch, with severe fatigue. Thanks.

What causes severe joint pain in both hands, knees, and feet? Swelling, reddness, and all of areas are hot to touch, with severe fatigue. Thanks.

Rheumatoid Arthritis: At your age it is more likely to be rheumatoid arthritis or another collagen disease like lupus etc. Only way you can find out is by consulting your family physician or a rheumatologist. Need detailed history, physical examination, xrays and/or blood test.Osteoarthritis usually presents at later date and pain and symptoms are limited to the joints only due to degenerative changes in the joints, seemd. ...Read more

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Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...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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Would a torn ACL cause excessive water in knee and a very sensitive calf? And swelling in ankles and foot, ? Or could a sciatic nerve cause all of this?

Would a torn ACL cause excessive water in knee and a very sensitive calf? And swelling in ankles and foot, ? Or could a sciatic nerve cause all of this?

ACL: Yes. The water is inflammation in the knee joint - from the torn acl. Thing like a bakers cyst behind the knee or a torn knee joint capsule could cause the fluid to leak out and affect the calf and cause swelling in the affected leg. Due to the instability in the knee, you would be compensating and using muscles differently so could aggravate the affected leg and put pressure on the sciatic nerve. ...Read more

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Can a sciatic nerve cause you to have excessive water in the knee and pain swelling in ankle and foot? Or a torn acl?

Not directly. Tho --: The nerve injury can affect the whole leg resulting in weakness, inability to stand on it. Such situation can cause a fall or injury with pain/swelling of joints of the foot/ankle/knee. Torn acl is not particularly associated with nerve injury. ...Read more

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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 knee injury cause swelling below the knee, closer to the ankle?

Can a knee injury cause swelling below the knee, closer to the ankle?

Yes - you need evalu: Yes it can especially if there is a Baker's cyst where the fluid can leak out of the back of the knee and go down the leg. This can be joint fluid and at times with an injury there can be acute swelling, even with bleeding that can leak out the back and do this. Ask your physican if you have a Baker's Cyst. ...Read more