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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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Why is my ankle swelling?

Why is my ankle swelling?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, hypertension, kidney or cardiac issues, side effect of medications, h/o of ankle injury. There are many possibilities and hence a history and physical by your internist is a good idea. ...Read more

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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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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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What causes random ankle swelling?

What causes random ankle swelling?

Blood pressure: High blood pressure or leg hanging down for long periods are common causes of ankle swelling. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

What could cause ankle swelling at 66?

Many causes: 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

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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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What sort of problem is ankle swelling?

What sort of problem is ankle swelling?

Swelling: The term swelling means increased fluid in the area. This can be fluid retention from high blood pressure, heart failure, kidney , thyroid, or other gland disorders, if the swelling is painful and only at the ankle, with ankle tenderness, it could be arthritis. ...Read more

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What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

What are potential causes of ankle swelling?

See below: Injury, bad valves in the veins, varicose veins, kidney disease, heart disease. ...Read more

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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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If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

If someone has ankle swelling, what does it mean?

It means a lot: Ankle swelling could be from fracture in the ankle, could be from blood clot i n the calf muscles, could be to arthritis in the ankle, could be due gout, could be due to heart problems, could be circulation problems. Be careful thanks. ...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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What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

What are the causes of ankle swelling without any injury?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Ankle swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Ankle swelling?

Fluid in soft tissue: Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart problems, arthritis and others. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for ankle swelling/pain won't go away?

Can you give me suggestions for ankle swelling/pain won't go away?

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

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What could the small amount of ankle swelling that is painful to touch be?

What could the small amount of ankle swelling that is painful to touch be?

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

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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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Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Does menopause cause ankle swelling?

Not usually: Menopause by itself does not cause ankle swelling. If you have persistent swelling without injury, i would consult with my pcp. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. In one leg only?

I am experiencing  ankle swelling. In one leg only?

Swelling in one: extremity usually indicates the issue is in that extremity, it could be arthritis, venous issue, injury. you did not say if it is painful or not. you can try antiinflamatories, elevation, compression. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ankle swelling. Apply heat or cold?

I am experiencing  ankle swelling. Apply heat or cold?

Depends: If this is from an acute injury like a sprain, cold would be better. If this is more chronic or happening at the end of the day you would be better off using a compression sock. Let me know if I can be any more help. ...Read more

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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