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How can I stop ankle swelling?

How can I  stop ankle swelling?

It depends: Swelling can be due fluid retention and can be due to medical reasons, medications, excess dietary sodium intake, and other reasons. Dealing with those issues can resolve the ankle swelling. If the swelling is from the ankle joint, it might represent an injury or arthritis. ...Read more

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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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How can I reduce ankle swelling?

How can I reduce ankle swelling?

Ankle swelling cause: Foot, leg, and ankle swelling is common with the following situations: being overweight blood clot in the leg, calcium channel blockers, increased age, leg infection, varicose veins in the legs, congestive heart failure as well as kidney failure, among other causes. See a physician to find out what is causing the ankle swelling for a treatment. Plan and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get my ankle swelling down?

How can I  get my ankle swelling down?

Need to find cause: Then cause can be addressed. Elevation and compression will help but see physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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When will my ankle swelling go down if I ice it?

When will my ankle swelling go down if I ice it?

Severity: If the swelling is a result of an injury, the severity will determine the length of time. Get it checked out if it remains concerning. ...Read more

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How can I get ankle swelling down after two weeks?

How can I get ankle swelling down after two weeks?

After 2 wks ??: 2 wks after what ? Elevation helps an ankle support might help as well as knee hi support hose i also frequently have pts wrap the affected ankle with plastic wrap at bed time ( several layers ) this keeps in the body heat and increased the blood flow and may help with the healing process I have used this on pts for over 30 years with frequent good results good luck. ...Read more

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How are some ways i can make my ankle swelling go down?

Figure out: The cause. Is it from deficiency in valves? Or varicose veins? Did you recently sprain your ankle? Any chance you are pregnant? ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have some ankle swelling?

It depend: What the cause for the swelling, sprain, ligament injury to the ankle, joint problems’. Is your standing or sitting down, if there pain in the ankle while stand on it. The best to consult your doctor. . ...Read more

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I have been eating a grapefruit everyday sometimes twice a day, for the past 2-3 weeks. Now experiencing ankle swelling. Can grapefruit be the cause?

I have been eating a grapefruit everyday sometimes twice a day, for the past 2-3 weeks. Now experiencing ankle swelling. Can grapefruit be the cause?

NO: Grapefruit is a healthy source of Vitamin C and las a very low SODIUM content ( a factor in fluid retention) It does however INTERFERE with some medications! Check your medications (if appropriate) with your Pharmacist re: interactions. Hope this helps! DR Z ...Read more

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I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

I have unilaterla ankle swelling and redness, but there wasno injury. What should I do?

Pain?: Depending on your medical history, this could be a lot of things. If there is pain and you are post menopausal, you could have gout. Other possible conditions include arthritis, diabetic charcot foot, infection (usually an open wound is associated with this), etc. There are many possibilities. If it continues to bother you, see your pcp for a referral to a specialist. ...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


Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more