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Any ideas on what could be causing pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles?

Any ideas on what could be causing pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles?

Many things: Could be uveruse syndrome, could be arthritis. Best to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

What can cause joint pain with swollen ankles?

Many things: Swollen ankles with "joint pain" may be due to several forms of arthritis. Most commonly degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. However, reumatoid arthritis, gout, pseudogout, lupus and septic joints may all cause joint pain with swelling. Oftentimes, this complex may be caused by two or more different problems, such as heart failure and DJD together. Check w your doc. ...Read more

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What is best to take for joint pain with swollen ankles?

What is best to take for joint pain with swollen ankles?

Joint pain: The first thing to do is see your podiatrist and determine why they are swollen. Then you will be directed what - if any -meds to take. ...Read more

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Pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles and a lot of discomfort. Any ideas on causes?

Pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles and a lot of discomfort. Any ideas on causes?

Collagen vascular: The symptoms and sign that are described in the question are unlikely to be due to circulatory problems. These more fit a collagen vascular diseases such as lupus or rhemathoid arthritis for which the rheumotologists have the expertise. ...Read more

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I am on zoladex (goserelin) treatment for breast cancer. I suffer from severe hot flushes, swollen ankles and pain in joints. Is it normal?

I am on zoladex (goserelin) treatment for breast cancer. I suffer from severe hot flushes, swollen ankles and pain in joints. Is it normal?

Zoladex (goserelin) Side Effects: Yes, these symptoms are often observed as side effects alone or in combination with zoladex (goserelin). As always, it is wise to notify your oncologist so he can monitor your progress and consider these potential side effects in the context of your entire treatment protocol. ...Read more

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What does swollen ankles mean?

What does swollen ankles mean?

Possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, congestive heart failure, excessive salt intake, sitting or standing for long periods, some systemic conditions. Try elevating, see physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone gets swollen ankles without spraining their ankles; just occurs on its own?

Edema: Not necessarily! check with your pcp and monitor your bp, heart status, meds, diet, lifestyle, etc...... Could be a condition known as lymphedema... ...Read more

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What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

What can it mean when you have swollen ankles, rash, and severe itching in ankle area?

Many possibilities: The severe itching can be caused by the swollen anles and rash. The question is why the rash? From scratching?/ allergic reaction? Bite? Poison ivy? There are some disease processes that can cause both too, so, instead of guessing here, a visit to a doctor sounds like a great idea. ...Read more

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Atrial fibrillation for 3 years and swollen ankles..does swollen ankles mean heart failure? Only breathless climbing stairs.Thanks

Atrial fibrillation for 3 years  and swollen ankles..does swollen ankles   mean heart failure? Only breathless climbing stairs.Thanks

One sign of heart fa: Swollen ankles (& increase in water weight) is one sign of heart failure (HF). Being short of breath doing usual activities is another. Atrial fibrillation & heart failure often co-exist: it's a chicken-or-egg debate about which sets of which. But given your description, you should get checked out by a physician (Cardiologist) or use HealthTap Prime to sort this out long-term. HF can be treated! ...Read more

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If you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure too?

If you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure too?

Not necessarily: There are many causes of edema (swelling) in the extremities. Hypertension is one of them, but just because your ankles are swollen doesn't mean you have high blood pressure. You should see a doctor and get your blood pressure tested to confirm. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure?

I'm just wondering, if you have swollen ankles does it mean you have high blood pressure?

Not always: There are many causes of swelling. Seek the cause. Blood pressure is easy to check , and may not be related unless some degree of congestive heart failure from prolonged poorly treated hypertension. ...Read more

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What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

What can I do for my swollen ankles.?

Depends on cause: If the swelling resolves overnight, this is most likely due to venous insufficiency. Elastic stockings are best long term remedy. Elevate legs whenever possible. If this persists or if swelling does not improve overnight, get examined by your physician for other possible causes which can be treated. ...Read more

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Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs ?

Swollen ankles no pain eating a lot of hotdogs 
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Need more info...: Is ankle swelling bilaterally symmetrical, involving evenly or locally/ regionally? Do you have short of breath? Have you had history of congestive heart failure...? Hotdogs alone at most should just increase salt intake leading to edema in patients with marginal heart function.. So, seek evaluation, confirmation, care, & counseling timely so to relieve current and future worry. Best... ...Read more

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I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

I have had very swollen ankles for a few months. ?

Swollen ankles: Lots of possible causes for swollen ankles. Get checked by your doc to see if anything serious is going on or if its a minor problem. ...Read more

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What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

What is causing my swollen ankles and could it be serious?

Many possibilities: Venous insufficiency, lymphedema, injury and congestive heart failure are some. See your physician for full evaluation. Yes it may be serious but may also be easily treated. ...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


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more