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What is done for edema, or swelling of the ankles?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many things but

The most important thing is to find out what's causing it.
Please see a physician. In the meantime, elevate legs while sitting, do not stand in place for prolonged periods of time.

In brief: Many things but

The most important thing is to find out what's causing it.
Please see a physician. In the meantime, elevate legs while sitting, do not stand in place for prolonged periods of time.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Depends on the cause

Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Depends on the cause

Some causes of swelling of the ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication.
Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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