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What Does Swollen Ankles And Afflictive Joints Mean
Possibilities: Is this joint pain? Is this soft tissue pain? Are the joints actually swollen? When do they hurt? What makes them worse and what makes them better? Always aching - do you mean all of these areas are at the same time all of the time? These are some of the things we need to know to better understand. A rheumatology evaluation in your setting would be beneficial to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.
Inflammation: Sounds like inflammation. Must search for cause. Rule out food sensitivity. About 10 percent of population can be sensitive to nightshades, about 30-40 percent can be sensitive to gluten and casein. Other more common food sensitivities include soy, corn, beef, etc. Consider food elimination for at least 2-3 months. Leigh wagner, rd is a good dietitian who can help by phone: 913-588-6208. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pump failure: The right side of your heart accepts blood returning from the extremities. If it can't keep up, blood starts to back up in the extremities and causes swelling. Think of a basement pump. If its not powerful enough to keep up with the water seeping in, the basement will flood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have intense joint pain in my fingers and wrists of both hands. The joints do not appear swollen. Could this be early rheumatoid arthritis?
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the wrists 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does gout always present itself with swollen joints or can you just have achy joints without the swollen joints?
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