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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my ankle swelling?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Why Swelling?

Swelling can be a symptom of many problems from simple things such as illfitting shoes or too tight of socks.
However ankle swelling can be a symptom of arthritis particularly if associated with pain. Too much fluid in your body secondary to decreased kidney function is a possible cause. Varicose veins can cause swelling. The reasons are multiple so before treatment try to find out the cause.

In brief: Why Swelling?

Swelling can be a symptom of many problems from simple things such as illfitting shoes or too tight of socks.
However ankle swelling can be a symptom of arthritis particularly if associated with pain. Too much fluid in your body secondary to decreased kidney function is a possible cause. Varicose veins can cause swelling. The reasons are multiple so before treatment try to find out the cause.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Elevate

Reduce salt, and elevate your legs whenever you can.
Support hose might help as well. If no improvement, you should see a doctor to find out what is causing the swelling.

In brief: Elevate

Reduce salt, and elevate your legs whenever you can.
Support hose might help as well. If no improvement, you should see a doctor to find out what is causing the swelling.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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