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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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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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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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 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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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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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 swollen feet and ankles?

What causes swollen feet and ankles?

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

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What is leading to my feet, ankles, and lower legs to swell?

What is leading to my feet, ankles, and lower legs to swell?

Many things: You need to see your family doctor for exam. It could be do to high blood pressure, vascular problems, diabetes or a combination of things. ...Read more

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What causes feet and lower legs to swell when flying?

What causes feet and lower legs to swell when flying?

Swelling: If you sit through the whole flight, you might be blocking the venous return of your lower extremities specially with varicose veins. Standup, strech, walk on the isle. ...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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What can cause your feet and ankles to constantly pop?

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What can cause your feet and ankles to constantly pop?

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 more

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What could cause my feet to swell?

What could cause my feet to swell?

Any number of things: Trauma, water retention, venous insufficiency- just to name a few- see your local podiatrist or family doc. ...Read more

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What can cause my foot to swell and turn purple?

What can cause my foot to swell and turn purple?

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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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 the feet to swell?

What causes the feet to swell?

Varicose veins: Or incompetent valves, injury, infection, gout, hypertension, congestive heart failure, kidney disease, there are many causes.... ...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 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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