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I have rheumatoid arthritis and what does it mean if my ankles are swollen?

I have rheumatoid arthritis and what does it mean if my ankles are swollen?

Effusion: You probably have involvement of your ankle joints. Consider seeing your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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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 if your ankles, wrists, and knees are always aching?

What does it mean if your ankles, wrists, and knees are always aching?

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 more

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Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

Does arthritis cause swollen feet and ankles?

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 more

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My hips are very swollen and sore, what does that mean?

My hips are very swollen and sore, what does that mean?

Need an exam: Soreness in the hip area can be due to bursitis but it would be unusual to have it on both sides and it usually doesn't cause significant swelling. You need to see a physician to be examined for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean your feet are swollen?

What does it mean your feet are swollen?

Swollen feet: Lower extremity swelling can have multiple possible causes. Venous problems, protein problems, obstructive processes, cardiac problems and others. ...Read more

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Do swollen fingers mean arthritis?

Do swollen fingers mean arthritis?

Most of the time!: Unless you have edema, usually yes. See your pcp, who may refer you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands, feet, and ankles? Not reduced with diuretic only prednisone. Swelling inbetween finger joints not the joints themselves.

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 more

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What if I have red and swollen eyelid, joint aches and rashes?What does it mean

What if I have red and swollen eyelid, joint aches and rashes?What does it mean

Get evaluated: It means you need to be evaluated by a doctor. One cannot make an accurate diagnosis based on your symptoms without an exam and appropriate lab studies. ...Read more

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Pain in both pinky joints. What does this mean?

Pain in both pinky joints. What does this mean?

Need more info: need more info? is there a swelling is it related to trauma is it related to overuse? a list of possibilities it can be inflammation or infection. so if you're overly concerned see your doctor. ...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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Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

Why does right-sided heart failure causes swollen feet and ankles?

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 more

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What does it mean when your fingers and feet itch and swell?

What does it mean when your fingers and feet itch and swell?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. It could be a fungal infection. ...Read more

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What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

What does swelling of the wrists and ankles indicate?

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 more

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What does it mean when you feet and hands swell andgo numb?

What does it mean when you feet and hands swell andgo numb?

Depends: The symptoms you describe can be associated with diabetes, heart disease, and non diabetes related neuropathy. You should see your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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What does psoriatic arthritis in the neck feel like usually?

What does psoriatic arthritis in the neck feel like usually?

Achy: Achy pain with and without movement that produces stiffness in themorning and gradually improves overseveral hours. It is not visible on xray or normal lab tests but has been detected by mri, although that test is overused, most ofthe time. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ankles are burning?

What does it mean when your ankles are burning?

Could be: Nerve entrapment, excess swelling, neuropathy and many other things. If you have these problems or the burning you may want to watch over time and if persists or worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does gout always present itself with swollen joints or can you just have achy joints without the swollen joints?

Does gout always present itself with swollen joints or can you just have achy joints without the swollen joints?

Almost always: Joints are almost always swollen, or red or warm. Also, pain comes quick, reaching max pain within 1 to 2 days. ...Read more

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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