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I've had very painful swollen ankles for about 4 yrs now the more i'm on my feet the worse they become, it is really limiting what i can do.

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Dr. Kim Fagan
Sports Medicine
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In brief: See Doctor

I agree with others-persistent ankle pain and swelling need evaluation.
If you have not had an injury and not of an age to have degenerative arthritic changes you may need a more systemic evaluation. Primary care physician may be place to start with xrays, blood work and a complete physical exam. If appropriate referral to orthopedic specialist I am sure would be made.

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I agree with others-persistent ankle pain and swelling need evaluation.
If you have not had an injury and not of an age to have degenerative arthritic changes you may need a more systemic evaluation. Primary care physician may be place to start with xrays, blood work and a complete physical exam. If appropriate referral to orthopedic specialist I am sure would be made.
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan
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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Get diagnosed first

There are a number of things that can cause swollen ankles.
This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with pain in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org.

In brief: Get diagnosed first

There are a number of things that can cause swollen ankles.
This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with pain in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.Aofas.Org.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Dr. Eric Bluman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Joint Pain

Arthritic conditions would cause joint pain and swelling similar to what you are describing.
There are many types of arthritis; osteoarthritis, psoriatic, rheumatoid, gout... I would recommend seeing a rheumatologist.

In brief: Joint Pain

Arthritic conditions would cause joint pain and swelling similar to what you are describing.
There are many types of arthritis; osteoarthritis, psoriatic, rheumatoid, gout... I would recommend seeing a rheumatologist.
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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