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How to treat a swollen knee?

How to treat a swollen knee?

RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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How to cure swollen feet?

How to cure swollen feet?

See your doctor: Swollen feet may be caused by several conditions, such as, heart disease, varicose veins, poor circulation, etc. Have a thorough exam. Swelling may be reduced by keeping your legs elevated, support stockings, and medications. Discuss the treatment options with your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat foot swelling?

How can I treat foot swelling?

Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney , heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more

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How can you treat my sprained ankle?

How can you treat my sprained ankle?

PRICE but see the Dr: Protection - immobilize rest ice compression elevation see the podiatrist for a complete examination. If you self treat and it's a severe sprain, the soft tissue injury can potentially create more problems if unchecked. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat swollen ankles ?

What are ways to treat swollen ankles ?

Depends on cause: Swelling of both ankles is due to a variety of diseases including heart failure, low blood proteins, liver failure, pregnancy and other systemic diseases. Swelling of just one leg is due to some type of venous or lymphatic blockage in that leg, or possibly a growth in the pelvis or groin on the same side. ...Read more

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How to heal my swollen ankle?

How to heal my swollen ankle?

Ankle swelling: Getting the proper diagnosis will then give you the best treatment plan you need. I recommend an exam if you are concerned! Best wishes! ...Read more

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How to treat pitting edema on my ankle?

How to treat pitting edema on my ankle?

1st find out cause: Before treating a condition, figure out it's cause. In case of swelling in feet/ankles, make sure your kidneys, liver & heart are ok. Ask if any medications might be causing your edema. Make sure you don't have a blood clot in your leg. Amlodipine is notorious for this. Assuming there's nothing wrong, keep your feet propped up. Avoid prolonged standing. Wear support hose. Consider a water pill. ...Read more

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How can you treat swollen foreskin?

How can you treat swollen foreskin?

See your doctor: You may need antibiotics if the foreskin is infected. Foreskin may be swollen because of phimosis (tight ; will not retract easily) ; irritating smegma underneath. Paraphimosis is where a tight foreskin has been pulled over the glans and can not be pushed back. This would be an emergency ; should be taken care of asap. Temporarily apply Bacitracin ointment, if inflammed, until you see your dr. ...Read more

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How can I treat swollen hands and feet?

How can I treat swollen hands and feet?

Medication: This is usually due to heart or kidney problems. You might require water pills. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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How best to deal with swollen ankles?

How best to deal with swollen ankles?

Depends on cause: Swollen ankles may be due to fluid accumulation that could result from venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease, nutritional deficiency and the treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more

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How can you treat stiff swollen hands and feet?

How can you treat stiff swollen hands and feet?

Get it evaluated: Find out why they are swollen. Is it arthritic inflammation or fluid accumulation. See your doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How to treat swollen sore pimples ?

How to treat swollen sore pimples ?

Don't pick!: The first answer to care of swollen, sore pimples is to not pick or manipulate them in any way. Keep them clean and dry. You may apply an over the counter medicine that contains benzoyl peroxide, 5-10%, and give it time to heal. If you continue to have breakouts with swollen tender acne, see your doctor for evaluation and prescription treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat swollen hands?

What can I do to treat swollen hands?

Many reasons : You should see your physician to make sure that there is not another reason for your hands to be swollen. There are many reasons for swollen hands that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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How to heal a swollen ankle?

How to heal a swollen ankle?

?injury: If it's a sprain, rest,elevation,cold applications and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen are recommended. Don't resume normal activities until all pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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How do you treat foot swelling?

How do you treat foot swelling?

Elevate: First find the cause. It can be caused by many things some minor and some serious. I suggest you be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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How to treat to treat arthritis in the feet?

How to treat to treat arthritis in the feet?

It depends: It really depends on the areas of the foot involved and the severity of the involvement. Many people may be helped bu simply using arch supports or orthotics in their shoes. Surgery is a last resort in most cases. ...Read more

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How to treat leg pimples?

How to treat leg pimples?

Folliculitis ?: Keep area clean and dry. If not resolved seek medical eval. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat swollen ankles ?

Depends on cause: Swelling of both ankles is due to a variety of diseases including heart failure, low blood proteins, liver failure, pregnancy and other systemic diseases. Swelling of just one leg is due to some type of venous or lymphatic blockage in that leg, or possibly a growth in the pelvis or groin on the same side. ...Read more

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Recurring swollen ankles?

Recurring swollen ankles?

Doctor visit : Swollen ankles could be due to a multitude of causes ranging from simple pooling of fluid in legs ( dependent edema) to varicose veins to medication side effects to inadequate pumping of the heart. Simple measures you can take are obtaining compression stockings, staying active and avoiding excessive salt however for this problem i would recommend a check up with your primary care doc. ...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 ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...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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What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician. ...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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Itcy swollen ankles what is this?

Itcy swollen ankles what is this?

Many possibilities: Need to see a doctor for an exam. Your description is too vague to answer. ...Read more

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What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read more

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How best to deal with swollen ankles?

Depends on cause: Swollen ankles may be due to fluid accumulation that could result from venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease, nutritional deficiency and the treatment will depend on the cause. ...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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Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Could working out cause swollen ankles?

Ankle swelling: Working out can cause ankle or foot swelling. If you have venous related problems such as varicosities your ankle can swell. Over- use injuries may also cause swelling by overworking joints, muscles and tendons. Medications can also cause swelling in ankles. ...Read more

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My husband has suddenly got swollen ankles?

Bad sign: Get evaluated! serious heart, kidney, chemical issues. Venous stasis. Need full history and evaluation, and studies. ...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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I have swollen ankles. What can help with this?

I have swollen ankles. What can help with this?

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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Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs ?

Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs 
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Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function.. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best... ...Read more

Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
358 doctors shared insights

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