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Outer Ankle Swelling
I've been told lupus arthritis in my hip is causing leg and knee pain. With outer ankle swelling. Can you explain why this would happen?
Soft tissue: Lupus also result in soft tissue inflammation and will result in joint swelling and joint pain and area of ankle lateral "outside" has couple tendons and ligaments with ankle joint inflammation these structure will try to stabilize the joint and then will get inflamed because they over work on inflamed joint and resulting in inflamed structurs ...Read more
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
I have pain & burning in my left outer ankle with calf swelling. Ankle is stiff & sore for a year now. Tested for blood clots. Don't have any. Help?
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
There are many different causes for ankle swelling including poor circulation, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, high blood pressure etc. There are also other non-serious causes such as inactivity, sitting in a position with your feet hanging down.
The bottom line is to have him/her seek medical attention and have a complete physical to determine what is causing the swelling. ...Read more
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
Standing up: If you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Ankle swelling: If the ankle swelling is acute it could be from a recent injury. You may want to make sure that there is no fracture or injury to the talar dome within the ankle. If it is chronic and has not resolved, ice, elevation and an ankle brace might help. An MRI can determine if there is ligamentous injury, effusion of the joint, and or injury to the ankle mortise or talus. ...Read more
It's impossible: To give you a diagnosis over the internet. There is an impressive list of things that can cause ankle swelling from fluid retention to a joint inflammation to a blood clot. Some are serious, some are just annoying, some are in-between serious and annoying. Go see your doctor and find out! ...Read more
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?
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