Swelling In Ankles

Swelling in the ankles is common if you have been walking continuously or standing for a long time, but sometimes, it is an indicator of some severe underlying health condition. The common causes include pregnancy, ankle injury, lymphedema, infection, heart or kidney disease, and venous insufficiency.

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I am 34-year-old female with swelling in my ankles and irregular menstrual cycle. Please help.

Query: Hi, I am a 34-year-old female. I have excessive swelling in my ankle during periods, tiredness, disturbed sleep, constipation, and I do not feel like doing anything. Periods came twice in one month. My current medication includes Crina-NCR 15 mg once a day after a meal. When the bleeding was not sto...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From the information you have provided, it appears that you have all these symptoms due to hypothyroidism. I suggest that you start tablet Levothyroxine (L-thyroxine) 50 mcg once daily in the morning on an empty stomach an...  Read Full »

My skin rashes come again as I stop taking the steroids. Is it a bacterial or a fungal infection?

Query: Hi doctor,I got bitten by sand fleas while I was abroad, about six weeks back. There is terrible itching and swelling in the bite marks. I did not understand that I got infected but some of the bite marks were taking a long time to heal. Now, I have a rash on both feet but they do not itch. I also h...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for your query. I can understand your concern.I have gone through the images you have attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) but there are the following things that I want to know:Since how many days have you got fleas bite?Is there any kno...  Read Full »

Why am I having lateral ankle pain without swelling and injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I have lateral ankle pain without swelling and any history of injury. The X-ray reads negative except for the odd lesion present on the shin bone. The pain started four weeks back as mild progressive to limping pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. I hope that the patient is not having much pain. The x-ray attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity) shows that the ankle bones are in a growth phase, and the ossification centers of the lower ends of the tibia and fibula a...  Read Full »

Why is my sprained ankle swollen with pain and pressure sensation even after three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sprain in my ankle three weeks ago. My ankle is still swollen slightly with mild pain and pressure. What is the issue? Please let me know. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your query.Repeated sprain over the same area can lead to increased instability and increased inflammation. If you do not have much pain, but if the swelling is still present, you can take an oral and topical anti-inflammatory (over-the-counter anti-inflamm...  Read Full »

What is the cause for persistent painless swelling of the leg in a small kid?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8-year-old daughter got a painless swelling from the leg, ankle to the foot, which has started hardening. The doctors diagnosed and concluded that they were nerves or blood vessels which they advised me to try massages which we did but no change. It is now two years. Kindly help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I need to see her foot, so please send a picture of it. I will check and let you know. If you have reports from previous tests, then please attach them then I will look. If it is due to vessels and nerves, then definitely physiotherapy will help. Please send pic...  Read Full »

My ankle remains swollen after an injury eight years back. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ankle joint trauma eight years ago, and it is still swollen. I had x-rays two days ago, and it showed 1 cm calcification in front of the joint. How to treat this?  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned trauma to your ankle region around eight years back with associated swelling and calcification. Can you send me the recent x-rays of the affected joint and clinical pictures showing the range of movement of the injured ankle? If the calcification is ...  Read Full »

Does a long-standing painless lump over the ankle indicate sarcoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old female, and I believe I noticed this raised area months ago but thought nothing of it. I saw it again last week and began to worry when I noticed the difference in both legs. It feels like fatty tissue. It is neither hard nor soft. I saw the lump (more like a raised ar...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I understand you noticed this lump a few months ago. Is it of the same size when you saw it for the first time? Do you work out regularly? Have you noticed any such swelling anywhere else on your body? Let me know your answers. For me, it look...  Read Full »

Does thyroid disorder cause swelling of the body if medicine intake is discontinued?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is above 50. I have thyroid disorder for many years. I used to take Thyroxine. I am not taking any medicine right now. My body has swelled, especially my neck and the ankles. I also have a severe cough and weakness. Kindly help me to correct my thyroid disorder.  Read Full »

Dr. Suhail Khanday

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to know the dose of Thyroxine (Levothyroxine) you were taking earlier, and did you stop taking Thyroxine on your own, or your doctor stopped it. Also, please give me your menstrual history. The thyroid hormone regulates the body's metabolism, and once it is defic...  Read Full »

I have frequent ankle swelling. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I do not have any medical issues and doing workout regularly. I had frequent ankle swelling of the right ankle with pain for the last two months. It happened around four times in the last two months. I took blood and urine sample tests, and all found to be of val...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com We are here to help you. Since all your reports are negative with only raised ASO titers (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I need to the point that ASO titers signify Streptococcal infection that can occur as a result of a simple sore throat. However, tha...  Read Full »

How to treat an injured ankle that is swollen and painful?

Query: Hi doctor, Before seven months, I sprained my ankle due to a track and field injury. I postponed crutches for a week due to a trip the following day, but went on crutches the next week. I never went to see a doctor. I just went through PT with my athletic trainer. I spent three weeks without rigorou...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned injury to the ankle region, which has been managed by you and your therapist. Essentially, if one is able to ambulate after an injury, this is usually a ligament injury and not involving the bones. But, in my opinion, x-ray of the involved region sho...  Read Full »

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