Difference of pedal edema or ankle swelling?

Local or general. Pedal edema is how doctors refer to swollen feet. Pregnant women often get pedal edema as their pregnancy progresses heart disease circulation problems etc. Ankle get swelling because you have sprain ankle.
Foot vs Ankle. Edema means swelling, the former a medical term the latter laymen's. Pedal means foot, so pedal edema specifically means swelling of the foot or feet, with a multitude of causes. Ankle swelling, refers to the point above the foot where the leg ends. Circulation, lymph, and infections may all cause ankle edema (swelling). Consult a doctor if the swelling or edema is associated with pain.

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I am experiencing ankle swelling and foot swelling.

With Pain or not? This can be edema or could be arthritis. See you physican to clarify this and then to see if need to see a consultant. Read more...

What does foot numbness and ankle swelling indicate?

Numbness & swelling. Numbness results from nerve damage or entrapment. Many things can cause swelling. If a nerve is being pinched due to the swelling of your foot, you would have those symptoms. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist. Read more...
Can indicate many. Things and may or may not be related. In short - you should see a doctor. The differential diagnosis is long....But, these are signs you should be under a doctors care. Read more...

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...
Need more details. To receive an answer that will be more helpful for you , you need to give more information...Your health status, any problems such as gout, diabetes or blood pressure concerns.You should state how long it has been a problem and what you do to make it feel better.Also tells us what it looks like..Is it discolored, swollen or point tender.The more you tell the better the answer. Read more...

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...

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

Gravity, Probably you still have some excess fluid. Feet being the most dependent ( lower most) part of the body are the the last to show improvement in swelling (law of gravity). However talk to your doctor if the feet swelling are persistent. Read more...
Needs evaluation. You should get an x-ray to rule out fracture. Are you diabetic? Are your feet numb? Read more...