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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 ...Read more


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Recently I have swollen and painful foot arch after running, how should I treat this?

Recently I have swollen and painful foot arch after running, how should I treat this?

Ice and support: Usually this is due to a lack of support in your shoes. Ice the area to reduce the swelling and either purchase orthotics from your podiatrist or some form of support to aid you in running. Get out of those old shoes.

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Had plantar wart under foot. Dr. froze it. After running exercise got irritated/swollen. What should I do?

Had plantar wart under foot. Dr. froze it. After running exercise got irritated/swollen. What should I do?

Wound care.: Stop exercising. Clean the wound and cover with a sterile dressing. Elevate it and call the doctor in the morning. If painful try ice compression and take tylenol.

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What does swollen ankles mean?

What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician.

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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.

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Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs?

Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs?

Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best...

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I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem.

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What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated.

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How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

How to reduce swollen ankles without using diuretics?

Elevation: Make sure when you sit that ou elevated your legs causing excess fluid from settling on your ankles. Also you can obtain tight stockings at a medical supply store that can reduce swellign in yoru ankles and legs.

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How to get rid of swollen ankles?

RICE: Rest, ice, compress and elevate. However, must find out what is causing the swelling in your ankles first.

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Can I use a heating pad on my swollen ankles?

Can I use a heating pad on my swollen ankles?

Swollen ankles.: Can but better to find out why they are swollen and treat the reason rather than the symptom.

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How to combat swollen ankles with perimenopause?

Compress: Elevate your feet and legs at heart level or above when you can and consider compression stockings. These work very well when you put them on in the morning before the feet and legs begin to swell up too much.

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What can cause diabetics to suffer from swollen ankles?

What can cause diabetics to suffer from swollen ankles?

A number of things.: Diabetics can have swollen ankles from unrecognized fractures, problems with circulation, or fluid retention without vascular issues. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon to get a diagnosis and treatment. Www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/foot ankle.

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What can I do about my swollen ankles from salt sensitivity?

What can I do about my swollen ankles from salt sensitivity?

See below: Reduce your salt intake by using a salt substitute. Elevate your feet and wear a compression sock.

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
354 Doctors shared insights

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