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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs is called peripheral edema.


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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Edema: Heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems can all cause swelling. ...Read more

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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs is called peripheral edema.


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Second trimester Pregnancy (Tip)

Second trimester Pregnancy

Continue light excerise like walking. Watch for ankle swelling. ...See more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What are ways to treat swollen ankles ?

Depends on cause: Swelling of both ankles is due to a variety of diseases including heart failure, low blood proteins, liver failure, pregnancy and other systemic diseases. Swelling of just one leg is due to some type of venous or lymphatic blockage in that leg, or possibly a growth in the pelvis or groin on the same side. ...Read more

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What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Tip)

Always inform your doctor of new onset foot and/or ankle swelling as this could be dangerous. ...See more

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Treating a Sprained Ankle (Checklist)

Rest immediately after the injury
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Use ice to decrease swelling and pain
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Use compression such as a soft brace or bandage
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Keep injury elevated
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What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

What is the best treatment for swollen feet and ankles at 35wks pregnant? Soaking in hot or cold water? And how to keep the swelling to a minimum?

Elevation: Elevate your feet, rest drink lots of water. That should help to reduce swelling. You should also contact your md if you are swelling and she is not aware. Sometimes swelling can be seen with high blood pressure during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles?

Find the cause 1st: There may be alternative medicine treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. ...Read more

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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling is also known as Swollen ankles. Ankle swelling is a symptom in which a person has swelling in one or both ankles. Swelling can be caused by ...Read more


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