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What causes swollen feet and ankles?

What causes swollen feet and ankles?

Many things: Most common are hypertension and venous valve insufficiency ...Read more

Pedal Edema (Definition)

Pedal edema is fluid collection or ...Read more


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What causes my ankles, feet to swell?

What causes my ankles, feet to swell?

Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

What could cause ankle and feet swelling?

Many causes: There are plenty of causes of foot/ankle swelling. First, you need to make sure that you are not in acute pain, which could indicate a blood clot. If not, then it could be the venous system not emptying, added salts in foods, lack of calf strength when walking, diabetes, etc. Make an appointment with your local podiatrist who can better differentiate the swelling and recommend a plan for you. ...Read more

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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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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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Why are my feet and ankles swelling?

Why are my feet and ankles swelling?

Edema: Many things can cause swelling of your feet and ankles. Local factors such as venous insufficiency or varicose veins, or phlebitis or blood clots of the veins can cause this. Liver disease, heart disease and kidney disease can also cause swelling. Malnutrition with low blood protein levels can cause this. If it persists you should be examined and have blood work. ...Read more

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What causes your feet and legs to swell?

What causes your feet and legs to swell?

Get checked: Swelling in the legs and ankles can be caused by multiple things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read more

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My ankles and feet tend to swell, what causes that?

My ankles and feet tend to swell, what causes that?

Swelling: Multiple potential causes including heart, kidney, liver, or vein problems in the legs. ...Read more

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What causes feet to swell?

What causes feet to swell?

First see PCP: First, see your primary care physician. Sometimes the cause of foot swelling is dietary. Other times, it can be result of cardiovascular problems or kidney problems or arthritis. ...Read more

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My ankles and feet are swollen what could be the cause?

My ankles and feet are swollen what could be the cause?

Many things: Should see a physician as there can be multiple causes. Heart issues can cause swelling but also venous insufficiency can cause it. See a physician who can do an appropriate work up. ...Read more

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What causes my ankles to swell?

What causes my ankles to swell?

Many causes: It could be as simple as venous insufficiency due to age, especially in women to heart-failure, renal disease, liver disease and poor diet. It would be a good idea to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Yes: Arthritis can cause swelling that is usually confined to the joint(s) that are afflicted. Some arthritis' are symetrical , meaning swelling/pain of both feet or ankle. There is a possibility that the swelling is due to fuild retention. See a doc the sort out which cause of swelling you have. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

Vascular Disease: This is caused by poor circulation and vascular disease and should be seen by a physican for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes your ankles and hands to swell?

What causes your ankles and hands to swell?

A # of things: There are a number of things that can cause this. Electrolyte imbalances or rheumatoid arthritis are two possibilities. Go to your primary care physician to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes your feet and ankle to swell?

What causes your feet and ankle to swell?

Several things: Swelling may result from things such as trauma (fractures, sprains, strains), leaky veins, blood clots, heart failure and certain medications. I would recommend evaluation by you primary care physician or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What causes your ankles tobe swollen and itchy?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be from many things. ...Read more

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What causes swelling in hands and feet?

What causes swelling in hands and feet?

Depends where swell: It depends if the swelling is in the joints, or the entire hand and foot is this the same in each. Most commonly the swelling in the feet is edema. There is unilateral swelling in reflex dystrophy and s3pe. If the individual joints are swollen this can suggest polyarthritis like rheuamtoid arthritis. There are a variety of other causes depnding where the swelling is and its intensity. ...Read more

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