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Found my ankle swollen for no reason and now it hurts?

Found my ankle swollen for no reason and now it hurts?

Ankles: Usually don't swell for no reason. Particularly just one. A visit to the doctor may help you find the cause. More information would also be helpful such as is it red? Is the swelling pitting? Other medical issues? Where specifically is the pain by the ankle? When does it hurt? ...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


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Why is my ankle swollen everyday?

Why is my ankle swollen everyday?

Swelling: There are many reasons for swelling ranging from too much salt in your diet to problems with your kidneys liver or circulation. You should schedule a visit to your primary care provider to find the source of the swelling. ...Read more

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Is a broken ankle swollen or painful?

Is a broken ankle swollen or painful?

Yes: Fractured (broken) ankles can be both painful and swollen. There are other conditions that can cause pain and swelling in a joint such as the ankle. If there has been trauma to the ankle, a sprain could give the same symptoms. ...Read more

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For how long is a sprained ankle swollen?

For how long is a sprained ankle swollen?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the sprain and how it is treated. ...Read more

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I went to the carribean and feet and ankle swollen most of the trip. I'm home now and still swollen?

I went to the carribean and feet and ankle swollen most of the trip. I'm home now and still swollen?

Here are some. ..: How are the concern going now? Has that new or recurrent for you? To know what has happened, doc needs the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of swelling & its associated Sx over time ; so collect those for analysis. Besides, he/she needs to exam you and do tests to figure out if you have DVT, marginal heart or kidney function, etc. So, don't wait but get it done. ...Read more

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Why is my whole foot and ankle swollen and nothing happened to it?

Why is my whole foot and ankle swollen and nothing happened to it?

Evaluation: Swelling without injury should be evaluated. See your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Why is my foot still swollen but ankle swelling is almost gone?

Why is my foot still swollen but ankle swelling is almost gone?

More Information: Without more information it is difficult to determine if there might be something more going on. It is important to know whether you had a injury and what type, what treatment you have had, and what diagnostic studies have been performed in order to gather a more clear picture. ...Read more

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How is it that my foot is still swollen when my ankle swelling has been reduced?

How is it that my foot is still swollen when my ankle swelling has been reduced?

Gravity work: I do not know your problem, but foot swelling will subside after ankle swelling because of the distance from the heart. Be patient it will go away if you do not have any other problem. ...Read more

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Ankle swollen for 3 yrs now after surgery and stiff. Scar remained brownish in color. Metal rods, screws, and plate still inside.

Ankle swollen for 3 yrs now after surgery and stiff. Scar remained brownish in color. Metal rods, screws, and plate still inside.

ANKLE SURGERY: Sometimes, after ankle surgery, people just stay swollen forever. Or, it could be the hardware, Get a new x-ray. ...Read more

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Fluid on knee waiting for surgery ankle swollen now advice for the control of the fluid as it's causing knee and ankle to give way?

Fluid on knee waiting for surgery ankle swollen now advice for the control of the fluid as it's causing knee and ankle to give way?

See a specialist.: See an orthopedic knee specialist, who can make a decision on aspirating (draining) the knee, possibly. The doctor may recommend physical therapy for strengthening. ...Read more

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Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

See your physician: This rash needs definition. You will need to have a dermatologist clarify it. We need to be certain that the swollen ankle is not infected. Your physician will guide you\. ...Read more

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Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red. Warm to the touch.

Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red. Warm to the touch.

Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of inflammation problems - phlebitis being one of them. Gout or another inflammatory arthritis is a possibility as well as a skin inflammation indicating some underlying systemic problem. Basic lab work can rule out a significant problem. ...Read more

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In riviera maya mexico I cut my calf on some sharp organisims (barnacles?) on the side of a buoy. Hurts to walk on, and ankle swollen. What to do?

In riviera maya mexico I cut my calf on some sharp organisims (barnacles?) on the side of a buoy. Hurts to walk on, and ankle swollen. What to do?

Get to a doctor: It sounds as though the cut may have become infected. See a doctor for an evaluation and see if antibiotics are indicated. Infections can get worse fast, so don't wait too long. ...Read more

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Ankle swollen &deformed after knee replacement she is 200 lb what is the remedy?

Ankle swollen &deformed after knee replacement she is 200 lb what is the remedy?

Yes and No: Early in the recovery it is not unusual to have swelling from the knee down into the ankle and foot. With healing proper circulation is reestablished and usually the swelling returns to a more normal state. Ice, elevation, and compression and education may help but if the swelling persist too long more aggressive treatment may be needed.
See, your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why is my foot still swollen when ankle swelling is almost gone from diuretic use?

Why is my foot still swollen when ankle swelling is almost gone from diuretic use?

Needs evaluation: You should get an x-ray to rule out fracture. Are you diabetic? Are your feet numb? ...Read more

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I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.

I have swollen ankles after work. My sgot is 47 and sgpt 90. Does these values have any relation to ankle swelling? All other lft values are normal.

It may: Swelling in ankles and mildly elevated liver tests raises the possibility of heart dysfunction (right heart)please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm 16 county cross county runner, train every day. Ankle swollen and bruised for 5 days now. Dorsiflexion pain, unable to run, pain while walking.?

Stress fracture?: Need to have the ankle examined for correct diagnosis and management plan. As this sounds like a stress fracture, management may include keeping weight off for several weeks (but diagnosis depends on exam and xray). Good luck! ...Read more

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Ankle swollen due to sun poisoning, what doctor to see?

Ankle swollen due to sun poisoning, what doctor to see?

Pod or Derm: I would recommend you either see a dermatologist or a podiatrist. You could also see your pcp. ...Read more

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Ankle swollen, Feels fine to touch. Just aches from around my heel, ankle and up my leg alittle. No injury. Blood clot?

Ankle swollen, Feels fine to touch. Just aches from around my heel, ankle and up my leg alittle. No injury. Blood clot?

Not blood clot: Uncertain why you're having this discomfort. It possibly could be related to your level of conditioning. In order to clarify the reason for the aching you need to have an evaluation by your physician and decide what if anything else is going on. It can be due to no specific medical problems and just a part of your normal physiology ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes behind knee/minor knee and ankle swelling as well, but no scratches/bites. Should I be concerned?

Swollen lymph nodes behind knee/minor knee and ankle swelling as well, but no scratches/bites. Should I be concerned?

Unusual: I can feel, aneurysms, baker's cysts and some tumors, but I do not think that i, have felt nodes in the popliteal space.
Be sure, see a doc. ...Read more

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Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Ganglionic cyst: I agree that you may have a cyst.
Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation
you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more

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Cuz ankle swollen 6days. Pain w/rotating, dull pain up to low leg, tingly, purple, no injury, ice no relief. VERYoverweight. Underactive thyroid. Med Levothyroxine 75 mg. Has no doctor. Serious? Care?

Cuz ankle swollen 6days. Pain w/rotating, dull pain up to low leg, tingly, purple, no injury, ice no relief. VERYoverweight. Underactive thyroid. Med Levothyroxine 75 mg. Has no doctor. Serious? Care?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen immediately, if you can't get in somewhere go to the ER. Infection, arterial insufficiency, and a blood clot are all potentially life threatening conditions that could explain your symptoms and need to be ruled out. ...Read more