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Fluid on my right knee two days ago, now major swelling in right ankle & foot....what do I do?

Fluid on my right knee two days ago, now major swelling in right ankle & foot....what do I do?

Arthritis: Assuming no obvious injury to these joints, you apparently have some kind of arthritis. There are many types with several different causes and treatments. See a doctor soon, preferably an internist or family medicine doctor; or speak with him/her about direct referral to a rheumatologist (arthritis/immunology specialist). If you have fever, get seen ASAP, preferably today. Good luck! ...Read more

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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Unexplained swelling of lateral side of right ankle?

Unexplained swelling of lateral side of right ankle?

Is there pain?: You could have an ankle sprain, you could have a tear in a peroneal tendon, or tenosynovitis of one. The could be excess fat tissue that you think is swelling. Knowing if there was pain and when it hurts would help. ...Read more

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My husband has been having a golf ball size swelling on the outer part of his right ankle for more than a year. Initially there was no pain but lately?

My husband has been having a golf ball size swelling on the outer part of his right ankle for more than a year. Initially there was no pain but lately?

LOOKED AT: He should have it looked at by a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist. If it's a soft tissue growth, it's probably benign, but I have had malignant soft tissue growths present exactly like that. ...Read more

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Burning sensationon left side of right ankle, no swelling?

Burning sensationon left side of right ankle, no swelling?

Ankle problem: Hard to say the cause. You might have a pinched or irritated nerve or tendon running along the inner side of your ankle. If this burn sensation persist, see your doctor or a foot and ankle specialist - podiatrist or orthopedic. Treatment will depend on the cause identified. ...Read more

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Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma. What can cause this?

Woke up with right ankle swelling with no possible trauma. What can cause this?

Heart, Liver, Kidney: Disease and decreased function as well as increased salt intake, stopping diuretics, will all lead to swelling, but usually involve both legs. One side, maybe from pressure on the veins draining that side. Do you have any swelling in the groin/belly on that side?
Worth a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have swelling in the right ankle/back of my foot but not on the left, what should I do?

I have swelling in the right ankle/back of my foot but not on the left, what should I do?

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. Aofas. Org. ...Read more

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I gave birth 8 weeks ago and I still have slight swelling in my right ankle. Should I be concerned?

I gave birth 8 weeks ago and I still have slight swelling in my right ankle. Should I be concerned?

Post-partum edema: Continue to rest during this postpartum period. Elevate your legs during rest and wear compression stockings until the edema completely subsides. Ask your ob/gyn for further reccs. ...Read more

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My right ankle is swelling everyday and painful for the last month. It's not relieved by rest overnight. What is a possible reason for this?

My right ankle is swelling everyday and painful for the last month. It's not relieved by rest overnight. What is a possible reason for this?

Ankle Swelling: There are many reasons that the ankle may be swollen. It is hard to give a diagnosis without a full exam. A thorough exam and perhaps an MRI may be needed to fully investigate this. Try ice and anti-inflammatory medications in the meantime and seek care from a professional. ...Read more

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I have a painful swelling about the size of a quarter just below the bone on my inner right ankle with pain radiating into leg. What could this be?

I have a painful swelling about the size of a quarter just below the bone on my inner right ankle with pain radiating into leg. What could this be?

Ganglion: Could be ganglion cyst of ankle. More common in wrist area but can occur at any multi directional joint. See your doctor and get ultrasound. ...Read more

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I had sprained my right ankle 12 weeks ago. Till now it's still swollen but the pain had subsided alot. Juz puzzled at why the swelling had persisted?

I had sprained my right ankle 12 weeks ago. Till now it's still swollen but the pain had subsided alot. Juz puzzled at why the swelling had persisted?

Ligament injury: Suggest ultrasound of ankle to determine degree of ligament injury.
Treatment dependent on result
- if minor then anti inflammatories and Moon boot
- if moderate to severe suggest Orthopedic consult ...Read more

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What would Cause swelling in my right ankle the size of a tennis ball no pain goes down at night get up walk around on it all day long swells up but s?

What would Cause swelling in my right ankle the size of a tennis ball no pain goes down at night get up walk around on it all day long swells up but s?

Edema: This is likely due to veins in your right leg that are not working well. Veins have valves in then that prevent blood from flowing backwards and our muscles push the blood forward towards our heart. When the valves don't work we get edema in that leg. It gets worse when we are up and goes down when we lay down. See you doctor for help with this. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my right ankle and a little swelling and I feel like I have a bruise underneath?

I have blisters on my right ankle and a little swelling and I feel like I have a bruise underneath?

Sorry, not enough: Info to give you helpful information. If it concerns you, please resubmit your question with more detail. For example, have you had a recent injury, on your feet along or are a runner? Also, what kind of shoes do you wear? Hope this helps. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Right ankle hurts when walking. No injury done to it, and no swelling?

Right ankle hurts when walking. No injury done to it, and no swelling?

Need to be examie: Many possible etiologies. Need at least ankle x-ray to rule out a possible etiology called OCD lesion of the talus. (ostochondral lesion of the ankle bone, talus)you need to be examine by physician. ...Read more

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Swelling of right ankle and foot due to old sprain. Swelling not subsiding.

Swelling of right ankle and foot due to old sprain. Swelling not subsiding.

Any pain?: Did the swelling ever go away after the initial injury or it never did? These are important points...... ...Read more

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Right ankle/foot feels very heavy &weak. No injury no swelling. Just odd.

Right ankle/foot feels very heavy &weak. No injury no swelling. Just odd.

Questionable case.: I think this is a case for a Dr. Who can actually evaluate the areas involved. You need to have the nerves and the movements involved. Many cases it could be due to a positioning effect but to be sure you need it to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Right ankle has been hurting since yesterday. Slightly swelling. I haven't done anything to cause this. How can I tell if it is a Blood clot?

Not likely: It is not terribly likely, but if there is any concern on your part I would be seen in the emergency room where a simple test can tell if you have a blood clot. Blood clots in the leg usually cause diffuse swelling in the calf and leg below the clot; not usually swelling limited to the ankle. ...Read more

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Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. Can this cause right ankle swelling?

Hi, I have copd and thalamus pain on the right side. I live basically a very sedimentary life style. Can this cause right ankle swelling?

Here are some...: Your described clinical scenario should alert a professional mind to worry about possible blood clots in deep veins or varicose veins of right lower leg. To help solve the mystery of current health concern, follow instructions described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html; thereby, you gain much insight on how to work closely with doc so to deduce right Dx for right Rx, care, & counseling. ...Read more

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I have minor swelling in my right ankle. I have a few varicose or at least blue veins, but don't know of they have been there prior to this.

Get evaluated: If you have prominent veins and ankle swelling, there is a reasonable chance that you have vein disease that is treatable. Get evaluated by a phlebologist; or either an interventional radiologist or vascular surgeon who treats a lot of vein disease. ...Read more

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14 mos since a grade 3 sprain in right ankle and still have bruising and slight swelling around top of my ankle, is something still wrong?

14 mos since a grade 3 sprain in right ankle and still have bruising and slight swelling around top of my ankle, is something still wrong?

THe good news is: You didn't say you had pain. I would advise you to wear some form of compressive anklet to minimize the swelling. Ice it when you can and elevate your feet when at rest.
A grade 3 sprain is on the severe side and discoloration is not usual, nor is slight swelling. ...Read more

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I had a right ankle sprain 2 weeks before. Still there is discomfort and swelling. Also I have numbness n tingling sensation in second last toe?

I had a right ankle sprain 2 weeks before. Still there is discomfort and swelling. Also I have numbness n tingling sensation in second last toe?

Physician evaluation: When you a have a sprain, ligaments have been partially torn and the surrounding muscles remain weak and unbalanced, leading to continued ankle instability. Other reasons for continued pain and swelling include an undetected fracture, bone bruising or tendon tearing. Consider seeing a doctor for an x-ray and exam. Numbness is often from minor injury or swelling to the surrounding nerves. ...Read more

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Ankle swelling and ankle pain when pointing or flexing foot. On the outside of the right ankle. After fall 2months ago whole foot bruised. Still pain?

Ankle swelling and ankle pain when pointing or flexing foot. On the outside of the right ankle. After fall 2months ago whole foot bruised. Still pain?

Water cast.: The swelling is a good indicator that the ankle is unstable. Swelling is the body's way of trying to remedy the problem. Having said that, there is a high possibility that the injury to the ankle was more than initially suspected. It is quite possible that both bone and ligament were damaged. To remove all doubt, have your foot evaluated by a bone specialist. ...Read more

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I have had 5 or 6 right ankle injuries. I'm in high school and I'm an avid tennis player. The swelling has never fully gone down since my last ankle injury, about four months ago, and I have continued to play tennis since my ankle healed. Whatshould I do?

Ligament laxity: There are various reasons for chronic ankle sprains. If you have had multiple surgeries for repair and reconstruction I would recommend a ct or MRI to rule out a tarsal coalition or a problem with the tendons and or ligaments. You could also have a supinated heel which could be corrected. I recommend seeing your foot and ankle specialist and getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

What causes swelling of the ankles my right ankle swelled up from the inside up to the center of my leg. Excruciating pain and redness. The pain went away after two hours. Two days later my left foot started except only the ankle on the outside swelled wit

In: In general, swelling that occurs in both feet/ankles simultaneously is usually the result of the body retaining fluid. It's the feet and ankles that swell only because gravity brings the fluid down there. It's not a symptom of something wrong with the feet or ankles, but rather some systemic condition that is causing fluid to be retained in the body. The 4 most common causes being an issue with either the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys.

But when one foot or ankle swells, it almost always means something is wrong with the foot or ankle, and it's not related to fluid retention. Also, fluid retention is not typically painful; certainly not "excruciating."

there are many reasons for an ankle to swell and become painful (i'm assuming there was no injury), and when you say first it was one ankle, then it went away, only to start up on the other ankle, i'd wonder about some kind of arthritic process of an inflammatory nature, like gout or rheumatoid arthritis. I suppose there is also the remote possibility you could have had a phlebitis in one leg which cleared up on its own, and then re-developed it on the other lower leg, but this is a stretch, to be honest.

My best advice is to have your primary care physician take a look at it. He or she will be able to rule-out certain conditions, order appropriate tests, and make an appropriate referral to a specialist, if needed. But I wouldn't ignore this. I would get it checked out.

Feel better. ...Read more