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Causes Of An Ankle Edema
Many causes: There are many causes for ankle swelling, if this swelling is associated with pain, inability to weight bear, instability, weakness or fever/chills, investigation by your pcp or orthopedist is warranted. Frequent causes: ankle arthritis ankle sprain gout joint infection tendonitis fracture leg edema secondary to fluid overload. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
A few things: Excess dietary sodium can cause fluid retention, which can explain swelling in the foot, ankles and legs. Prolonged sitting or standing in place may cause swelling. It can also be due to other medical issues as well: congestive heart disease, htn, diabetes, uremia and many other issues.. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 + Edema: Patients with significant edema (e) have more in the afternoon if they are walking around. This causes them to get up after they go to bed to urinate and is caused by the e fluid going back into the circulation and excreted by the kidneys. Other symptoms are shoes that get tighter in the afternoon as the e fluid settles in the feet. See a doctor to find out why you have it and how you can treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injury or trauma: causing muscle strain/injury is the most common cause. You should be aware if this has happened. More worrisome causes in a young man your age might be a blood clot in a vein or even obstruction of lymph flow higher up...perhaps in your pelvis. Cellulitis would show skin infection signs. There are numerous rarer causes. Ice it; watch it a day or two. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor. ...Read more
Baker's cyst: Localized swelling behind the knee is typically a baker's cyst or popliteal cyst. These cysts can arise if there is fluid within the knee joint. To treat the baker's cyst, you need to identify the cause of the fluid in the knee first. An unusual cause of swelling behind the knee is a popliteal aneurysm - a potentially worrisome problem. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to start. ...Read more
Could be a number of: Causes; like a tendonitis around the knee or sprains/strains of the ligaments/ muscles. Arthritis of the joint, cartilage issues. Referred pain from arthritic hip or from the spine could also be a cause of knee pain. Any injury with resultant fracture need to be evaluated for as well. See your orthopod. Good luck. ...Read more
Identify the cause: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many! No : Too many causes, from mechanical to inflammatory. Therefore there is no one cure. First and foremost: the diagnosis for your "knee" problem. Lab tests, x-rays, a thorough history and physical (these are foremost!), can help answer the best approach to treatment! hopefully, your arthritis can be corrected! ...Read more
Standing up: if you are standing up too long this could also impact your ankle and foot joints and cause swelling. Also depending on the type of shoes you wear. If you wear high heeled shoes when working and standing then the ankles swell. So try to elevate you legs as much as possible. If you are very concerned consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Excess pull: Heel spurs are extra bone formed by pull of a ligament or tendon insertion at the calcaneus. Plantar heel spurs are due to a pull from the plantar fascial ligament and are sometimes, but not necessarily, associated with plantar fasciitis. Posterior calcaneal heel spurs are due to a pull from the Achilles tendon. Plantar fasciitis or equinus can cause heel spurs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many causes: If it is peripheral edema the causes include an underlying medical reason- hypothyroidism, venous stasis/insufficiency, heart disease, excess sodium intake, diabetes, or caused by medication. If it is arising from the ankle joints think arthritis. In either case, see your doctor to get at the cause of the swelling. ...Read more
Edema: Edema can be a symptom of heart, kidney and/or liver failure, among other causes. It is also a side effect of some medications. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/edema/basics/definition/con-20033037 & http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/heart-failure/edema-overview for more info. ...Read more
Vaginal Bacteria: Bacterial vaginosis (bv) is the most common cause of vaginitis in women after puberty. The infection usually results from an overgrowth of a variety of organisms found in the vagina, like gardnerella, genital mycoplasmas or other anaerobic bacteria. It is not an std. It is best to see your doctor for evaluation to make the correct diagnosis and provide treatment with the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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