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One Ankle Swollen No Pain
83 yr female. One swollen ankle, burning pain in back of heel and ankle. Kidneys, heart, BP good. Nearly everyday pitting edema in only one. Cause?
ANKLE PAIN: You want to go see a foot specialist such as a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedics because you might have a possible fracture, severe ankle sprain, cellulitis or vascular condition. The only way to diagnose these condition is by a physical exam, blood work, cultures if open wound followed with diagnostic/radiographic testing. ...Read more
Ankles: Usually don't swell for no reason. Particularly just one. A visit to the doctor may help you find the cause. More information would also be helpful such as is it red? Is the swelling pitting? Other medical issues? Where specifically is the pain by the ankle? When does it hurt? ...Read more
I went to the carribean and feet and ankle swollen most of the trip. I'm home now and still swollen?
Here are some. ..: How are the concern going now? Has that new or recurrent for you? To know what has happened, doc needs the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of swelling & its associated Sx over time ; so collect those for analysis. Besides, he/she needs to exam you and do tests to figure out if you have DVT, marginal heart or kidney function, etc. So, don't wait but get it done. ...Read more
Evaluation: Swelling without injury should be evaluated. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more
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More Information: Without more information it is difficult to determine if there might be something more going on. It is important to know whether you had a injury and what type, what treatment you have had, and what diagnostic studies have been performed in order to gather a more clear picture. ...Read more
Ankle swollen for 3 yrs now after surgery and stiff. Scar remained brownish in color. Metal rods, screws, and plate still inside.
ANKLE SURGERY: Sometimes, after ankle surgery, people just stay swollen forever. Or, it could be the hardware, Get a new x-ray. ...Read more
Fluid on knee waiting for surgery ankle swollen now advice for the control of the fluid as it's causing knee and ankle to give way?
If my sural nerve is damaged, why is my lower leg and ankle swollen? I thought it was a sensory nerve? Should I stay off of it? What is the tx anyway?
Likely the two: Are unrelated. Have it checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks
See your physician: This rash needs definition. You will need to have a dermatologist clarify it. We need to be certain that the swollen ankle is not infected. Your physician will guide you\. ...Read more
Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of inflammation problems - phlebitis being one of them. Gout or another inflammatory arthritis is a possibility as well as a skin inflammation indicating some underlying systemic problem. Basic lab work can rule out a significant problem. ...Read more
In riviera maya mexico I cut my calf on some sharp organisims (barnacles?) on the side of a buoy. Hurts to walk on, and ankle swollen. What to do?
Get to a doctor: It sounds as though the cut may have become infected. See a doctor for an evaluation and see if antibiotics are indicated. Infections can get worse fast, so don't wait too long. ...Read more
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Early in the recovery it is not unusual to have swelling from the knee down into the ankle and foot. With healing proper circulation is reestablished and usually the swelling returns to a more normal state. Ice, elevation, and compression and education may help but if the swelling persist too long more aggressive treatment may be needed.
See, your surgeon. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: You should get an x-ray to rule out fracture. Are you diabetic? Are your feet numb? ...Read more