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What Can Cause Your Ankles To Swell
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
It can: Similiar to the way someone with a foot drop from stroke usually has some degree of foot and ankle swelling compared to the other side. The principle is similiar - a loss of muscle tone or function doesn't allow the muscles to effectively help in pumping blood away from the area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Leg swelling.: Many things from simple dietary indiscretions, such as an excess of salt, to medical conditions including congestive heart failure, kidney insufficiency or liver insufficiency, can cause the legs to swell. Could also be related to arthritis, gout, plantar fasciitis or even medications (calcium channel blockers or NSAIDs like Naproxen). Work-up is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 options: Some cases are due to the prolonged build up of certain gases that are able to escape the joint once a certain pressure is reached and movement is occurring. Arthritis will cause similar symptoms with a more frequent occurrence, happening repeatedly after seconds rather than every 20-30 minutes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Due to the sudden lack of muscle tone this may also lead to the calf muscles being unable to contract and push the blood away from your feet toward your heart. This would lead to swelling in your feet. See your doctor for advice and consider compression hose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: The pancreas is a very important organ that works within your organ system to maintain normal systemic health. It has many duties, but if it is inflamed and causing reactions with other organs, especially kidneys, that disruption will cause fluid retention to be severely altered. So yes, the pancreas through combined organ physiology can cause this swelling or "edema". ...Read more
Several reasons: Other than trauma, the first thing that comes to mind is venous insufficiency, where the valves of the deep leg veins become incompetent, causing the leg veins to become congested with unoxygenated blood, resulting in swelling with a bluish color, while the foot and leg remain warm. ...Read more
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