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What Does Swollen Ankles And Afflictive Joints Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is it? I have ankle swelling, ankle stiffness, limb pain, ankle weakness, popping or snapping sound from joint, ligament laxity, ankle pain, difficulty moving joint, painful swollen joints (better by: splinting joint, compression wrap, ice, rest) (qu
Juvenile arthritis?: It may be an inflammatory process. Please see your primary care provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
What does it mean when someone gets swollen ankles without spraining their ankles; just occurs on its own?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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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