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My is ankle still swollen and tender after 5 weeks, could it be fractured or sprained? How to tell?

My is ankle still swollen and tender after 5 weeks, could it be fractured or sprained? How to tell?

X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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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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What to do about very sore and swollen ankles?

What to do about very sore and swollen ankles?

RICE: Try resting, ice, compression and elevation. Swelling of the ankle could be from numerous conditions including trauma and arthritis. I would recommend evaluation by your primary care physician. They can then refer you to a specialist in your area who treats ankle pain. ...Read more

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Why do I have burning hot beat at night and sore and swollen ankles in the morning?

Why do I have burning hot beat at night and sore and swollen ankles in the morning?

You should : See a doctor. Feet should not be swollen in the morning. (assuming you sleep in a bed at night). ...Read more

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Swollen ankles and fingers during the evening and night. Sore aching feet. Very physical job walking all day, i work at a medical clinic. What is it?

Swollen ankles and fingers during the evening and night. Sore aching feet. Very physical job walking all day, i work at a medical clinic. What is it?

Could be: It could be osteoarthritis considering that it is at the end of the day, but it could be inflammatory such as rheumatoid in light of the swelling. See you doctor to confirm what it is. ...Read more

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Spider bite 4 weeks ago still sore hot pains up and down body stabbing ankles wrists tingling tired aching head feels tight throat swollen ankles too?

Spider bite 4 weeks ago still sore hot pains up and down body stabbing ankles wrists tingling tired aching head feels tight throat swollen ankles too?

Is a spider bite?: It may not have been a spider bite. There have been many cases of skin infections caused by Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) . The lesion is typically described as a spider bite. What happens is this organism penetrates the skin via hair follicle and makes its way into the body. It can evade the immune system, but it can also attack with vigor. Get a blood test! ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles?

What causes swollen ankles?

Various causes: There are very many causes, from congestive heart failure, to lymphedema, to venous insufficiency, blood clots, pregnancy, a various other causes, including serious and not-so-serious causes. The fact that you legs are the lowest part of your body, fluid have tendency to pool down there, with increased hydrostatic pressure -- sometime called dependent edema. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Common causes of swollen ankles?

Common causes of swollen ankles?

Many causes: The key point is whether the ankles are painful, red or tender. If they are think lofgren's syndrome (acute sarcoidosis). If they are not they are numerous causes both local and systemic. If pain is present see a rheumatologist n. ...Read more

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I hav swollen ankles for a long time now. Anything serious?

I hav swollen ankles for a long time now. Anything serious?

Possibly -: Some reasons for chronic swelling ankle are arthritis of the knee or ankle or feet, chronic venous insufficiency, lymphedema (abnormal lymphatic drain), congestive heart failure, chronic kidney disease and malnutrition -- and the most common of these is chronic venous insufficiency that now can be treated using endovenous laser treatment -- please talk with your doctor about this! ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles and my right leg i had a iregular heart beat 4 years ago i went and had a arterial abolation and every thing has been fine the swelling goes down over night i had a ultra sound for my heart and an akg about 3 weeks ago and every thi

The : The good news is that your heart is not failing, which would have been detected on the ultrasound of your heart. When this occurs your heart does does pump blood effectively which ultimately results in fluid accumulation in your lower extremities. As far as why you have swollen ankles/legs its hard to say. You may need to decrease your salt intake. Also if you have any pain, redness, or tenderness in your leg(s) then your doctor may need to do an ultrasound of your lower extremities in order to rule out blood clots. I suggest you schedule a follow up visit with your doctor in order to investigate this problem further. Best of luck. ...Read more

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