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I've had foot and ankle swelling and pain since last Thursday. I also have foot and calf tightness after I sleep or sit for a whileWhat could this be?

Depends . Swelling with redness can be due to inflammation or dependent.If you have not been moving much and have swelling and cramps in one leg- it can be a sign of blood clot. If it is swelling of both sides, and not redness- it could be as simple as dependent swelling that goes away by elevating legs on pillow. If it continues, painful, or have family or personal history of clot see Dr. Read more...

I am experiencing ankle swelling. In one leg only?

Swelling in one. extremity usually indicates the issue is in that extremity, it could be arthritis, venous issue, injury. you did not say if it is painful or not. you can try antiinflamatories, elevation, compression. Read more...

Left leg middle of shin and ankle swelling and pain?

Leg pain. If not activity related could be related to blood clot (dvt), could be infectious such as cellulitis, or could be inflamed such as gout. Not enough information here to really be more definitive. Read more...
Most concerning. Issue would be a dvt. Rule that out by seeing a physician first. After that consider possible high ankle sprain or shin splints if related to trauma or increased activity, respectively. You will need a thorough history and physical however for an accurate diagnosis. Could be anything from stress frx to muscle sprain/strain to arthritis. Read more...

I already have leg & ankle swelling should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No. You an antibiotic would be warranted if you had an infection like a cellulitis. Swelling is not necessarily an infection. Also, if a cellulitis was present cuprous would be a bad choice as it has no gram positive coverage. Antibiotics should be used judiciously not indiscriminately. Read more...
No. You should only start an antibiotic as potent as Cipro (ciprofloxacin) under the direction of a physician. Have your doc evaluate the swelling first. Read more...

What would cause sudden onset of noticeable swelling in left calf of leg and left forearm? No pain, just continuously swollen for 4-5 days. No injury

More information.... There are many potential problems that can trigger these symptoms, for example, blot clots, infection, inflammatory diseases. If this is new to you and just for a few days see your doctor as soon as possible, if severe go to the emergency department near you. Read more...

Abcess i&d left calf is ankle swelling normal?

Yes... Swelling may develop at and around the surgical site. Veins and lymphatic channels may have been affected leading to swelling. Read more...
See a doctor. It could be an affect from the leg infection but you should see a doctor. Read more...

Traveled on plane for two hours had left ankle swelling for a couple of days now my calf hurts. What could it be?

Rule out clot. You are describing a classic case of possible deep vein thrombosis. Best to go to the emergency room now get an ultrasound and testing done. Good luck. Read more...
Several things. Most worrisome is a clot in the deep veins of the leg. Need ultrasound of the deep veins in the leg to assess this. Esp if swelling still there and calf pain still there. Unlikely to be calf muscle cramp and edema in leg, which can happen on long trip but should be gone by now. Best to have this evaluated. Hope this helps. Dr R. Read more...