How best to deal with swollen ankles?

Find the cause 1st. There may be easy treatments for swollen ankles. However, the more important question is why are your ankles swollen. I would recommend that you be seen by an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon if your primary care physician cannot find the cause of the swollen ankles. Find one at aofas.Org.
Depends on cause. Swollen ankles may be due to fluid accumulation that could result from venous insufficiency, heart failure, kidney disease, nutritional deficiency and the treatment will depend on the cause.

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What the best way to treat extremely swollen ankles (on par with lymphedema) especially after a flight?

See below. You must get checked out for thrombosis ie clots in the veins of your legs as soon as possible if you have not already done so .If that is not the case, keep your feet elevated as far as possible, or get knee or thigh high compression stockings. Read more...
Depends. Dependent edema is improved by elevating the legs. Compression stockings help. Occasionally a diuretic can help. Read more...
Ace wrap. Use undercast padding (cotton roll) on legs and wrap with ace wrapin the morning remove at night. Read more...

What is best to take for joint pain with swollen ankles?

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...

Itcy swollen ankles what is this?

Many possibilities. Need to see a doctor for an exam. Your description is too vague to answer. Read more...