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How To Reduce Swollen Ankles And Feet
Depends on cause: General swelling of the lower extremity can be lessened by wearing support or surgical stockings. Elevation when ever possible also can lessen it. But needs to be evaluated by doc as to the why. Swelling can be caused by problems with your heart, circulation, high blood pressure, diet, kidney or liver trouble to name a few causes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Avoid salt: Swollen feet and ankles are common in pregnancy. As the uterus gets bigger it puts pressure on the blood vessels in the pelvis returning the blood from the legs back to the heart. This can make blood flow slower and increase swelling. Avoiding salt, drinking plenty of water, and elevating your feet can help reduce swelling. Be aware it may not go away until a few weeks after the baby is born. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Ankle edema: In 72 years of age , first you have to know the causes of the ankle puffiness and then the treatment. The causes could be your heart, thyroid, poor circulation or kidney problem. So please see your doctor who will have good medical history, your salt use, and thorough physical examination. You also need diagnostic tests. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Use your muscles: The contraction of calf muscles helps to push the blood back up to the heart. So doing calf raises, going for a walk are helpful. Compression socks (like jobst) are also very useful in preventing swelling especially if you have a job where you are standing still for many hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 options: Some cases are due to the prolonged build up of certain gases that are able to escape the joint once a certain pressure is reached and movement is occurring. Arthritis will cause similar symptoms with a more frequent occurrence, happening repeatedly after seconds rather than every 20-30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get checked: Swelling in the legs and 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 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
Depends on the cause: Some causes of swelling of the legs can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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