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Knee pain and swollen ankles. What could be causing this?

Knee pain and swollen ankles. What could be causing this?

Many causes: If multiple joints are hurting and swelling without an injury, I recommend an evaluation by your primary care provider. An orthopedist and/or rheumatologist may also be recommended for a thorough evaluation of possible arthritides. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Pain (Definition)

The knee joint is the joint between three bone of the lower leg: the proximal tibia, the distal femur, and the patella. There are multiple causes of knee pain including degenerative, ...Read more


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What's wrong with my legs? I am 43 yrs of age with bad knee pain and swollen ankles sometimes hip pain. What can it be from? I've been like this for the past 5-6 yrs already, but my dr won't take ex-rays or blood work. He seems to think there's nothing wrong,

If: If you have not had a basic work-up of these joints yet (to include plain radiographs) and you have complained repeatedly of pain in these joints to your physician, it may be time to change doctors. Good luck, I hope something is found that can be corrected! ...Read more

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Knee pain and swelling ankle is swollen is it normal its been like that for 2 days fell on it 21 weeks ago?

Knee pain and swelling ankle is swollen is it normal its been like that for 2 days fell on it 21 weeks ago?

Ankle swelling: The key thing to remember is whenever you sprain your ankle or knee is to rice: rest, ice. Compression and elevate your foot. This is important to do especially in the first 3 days of the injury. Your ankle and knee will swell because of the injury. Get an ace wrap to wrap around your ankle. Keep it elevated whenever you are sitting down. No heavy exercise while it heals. Go see foot dr for ankle. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing leg swelling, ankle swelling and knee pain. The following also describe me: Obesity and Knee pain. What should I do?

Simple things first: Hi Minam,
Sorry to hear that you are experiencing struggles with your health. I am assuming that your symptoms have been going on for awhile? Or at least gradually worsening? If so, the best thing will likely be lifestyle improvement through developing healthy habits in areas of fitness, eating, sleep, and mental wellness. The emphasis is developing healthy habits, the results will come naturally. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with advanced tricompartmental osteoarthritis in my left knee. My ankle is swollen too. Are the two related? I have knee pain no ankle

I was diagnosed with advanced tricompartmental osteoarthritis in my left knee. My ankle is swollen too. Are the two related? I have knee pain no ankle

Yes, given less walks: Knee arthritis often limits the amount of distance a patient can walk. The muscles in the lower leg help get fluid from the leg back to the heart and require a good amount of walking ideally at least 2500 steps a day. Otherwise, fluid can pool around the ankle. Also since arthritis goes all over the body an exam by Podiatry to check for ankle arthritis or sprain is indicated. PT or taping can help. ...Read more

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A Week ago I injured my left shin, IT still feels bruised but no visual bruising, now my ankle is swollen/bruised with knee pain?

A Week ago I injured my left shin, IT still feels bruised but no visual bruising, now my ankle is swollen/bruised with knee pain?

Blood has leaked: Blood from injury in your shin has leaked into your ankle causing the bruising and swelling. You can discuss with your physician about trying to identify the site of injury in your shin ...Read more

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Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine? If so are they serious or harmless?

Swollen ankles, back pain, knee pain & foot pain. Are they side effects of felodipine? If so are they serious or harmless?

Edema is a known: Side effect of felodipine...It is reversible with discontinuation of the drug and not likely to be serious. Of course stopping the drug will increase BP so talk to your physician about suitable replacement to see if swelling is due to drug. ...Read more

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After an 8hr shift my knees and ankles are swollen. After a 12hr shift I'm in pain from lower abdomen with bad knee pain. What could this be?

After an 8hr shift my knees and ankles are swollen. After a 12hr shift I'm in pain from lower abdomen with bad knee pain. What could this be?

Bad veins?: Consider using compression stockings 18-20 mmHg, and elevate your legs after a long shift. Ask a doctor for US to measure vein reflux. It is just one possibility- but a car main problem. ...Read more

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Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when I walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!! .

Knee pain when bending, knee stiffness and leg tingling back of knee and front of knee are swollen no fever not red its been a month since this started the back of my leg hurts when I walk around any ideas??? I have no insurance so plz help!! .

Recommend Eval: With knee pain lasting a month, swelling and stiffness I would recommend you have the knee looked at. There are several possible causes to your symptoms; some that may be more concerning then others. Your knee may need to be drained (fluid removed). A more thorough history and exam of your knee seems necessary at this point. Consider a virtual consult as a starting point. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing knee pain and ankle pain both knees and both ankles cold makes it a lot worse?

I am experiencing knee pain and ankle pain both knees and both ankles cold makes it a lot worse?

You should know if-: -there was an injury 2 so many joints, so I would lean toward an inflammatory process. You should be worked up for DJD, or rheumatoid disease or other autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises?

Physio suggests knee pain is biomechanical as little swelling and have altered gait from ankle injuries trying taping and strength exercises?

Agree: If there is no history of trauma and no instability, catching, or locking then this may be mechanical. Therapist don't not diagnose but provide evaluation. A knee specialist can provide you with a formal diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been told I have anterior knee pain, but the pain is in my hips and ankles too and I'm flatfooted. Is there anything else this pain could be?

I have been told I have anterior knee pain, but the pain is in my hips and ankles too and I'm flatfooted. Is there anything else this pain could be?

Could be alignment: Alignment in the legs begins from the ground up - runners who are flat footed are at higher risk for plantar fasciitis, anterior knee pain (such as patellofemoral pain & patellar tendinitis), and even hip pain due to the way their feet align at rest and while in motion. Try some over the counter arch supports - such as super feet or smart sole brands. Avoid gel at the arch. ...Read more

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How can I heal ankle and knee pain?

How can I heal ankle and knee pain?

Determine the cause: The first step is to determine the cause of the joint pain. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Rear knee pain going down to ankle?

Leg pains: Reasons many. Good clinical exam will dictate further evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause ankle pain and knee pain on the right side of my body?

What can cause ankle pain and knee pain on the right side of my body?

Get diagnosed first: There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the ankles and feet. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone swelling in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at:
www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/foot ankle. ...Read more

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Still having Left knee pain after surgery 2 yrs ago. Having pain sharp pain on outside part that shoots down to my ankle. My knee keep lock up to.?

Still having Left knee pain after surgery 2 yrs ago. Having pain sharp pain on outside part that shoots down to my ankle. My knee keep lock up to.?

Knee needs reexam: There may be many reasons for this. Re-injury, arthritic changes, etc. You should have it reexamined to make sure. Had same problem many years ago myself.
Good Luck ...Read more

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