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Swollen Ankles

Ankle and foot swelling can result from a variety of conditions, such as fractures and sprains. It may also be a manifestation of certain systemic conditions such as heart, kidney, or liver disease.

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I have pain, discoloration, and swelling in my left ankle. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I hurt my left ankle two days ago, which is still swollen and slightly discolored. I have pain when I walk, especially when I twist or extend my foot. I have been resting, icing, and taking painkillers, which have helped reduce the swelling to some extent but not completely. Kindly hel...  Read Full »


Dr. Abdul Rasheed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I reviewed your history and the images you have attached (attachment was removed to protect the patient's identity). Unfortunately, you have sprained the lateral side of your left ankle. The discoloration is due to the bruise, which indicat...  Read Full »

I have mild swelling in my left ankle after walking. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild swelling in my left ankle. The swelling went away at night, and when I started walking again in the morning, there was swelling. I have no diabetic problem. l have some problems with low blood pressure, but sometimes it is high. What is the cause of the swelling of my left ank...  Read Full »


Dr. Archana. G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and will try to help you resolve your problems. I saw the photo of the swelling (the attachment is hidden to protect the patient's identity). You might be having a ligament tear. Have you had any trivial trauma before? I suggest you get an ...  Read Full »

Can I take Amoxyclav for infection and swelling in foot?

Query: Hello doctor,I have got an infection in my foot and it is on my right foot above the ankle. That particular part is a bit swollen and sometimes pus and some blood come out when I clean it. And because of that infection, my foot is swollen and I am experiencing pain while walking. I am going to a cli...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes certainly, you will need antibiotics to kill the bacterias. So Amoxyclav 625 (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) is a good choice. So you need to have it three times a day for five to seven days depending on the response. You can certainly take it now and it should...  Read Full »

Pain in both knee and ankle with swelling. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old female, having pain in both knee and ankle, swollen up, does not bend knee, the pain starts from upper thigh to knee.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you should get your blood test done for cholesterol, uric acid, and blood urea. Apart from this, you should always wear a knee cap. Put your feet in a bucket of warm water with salt and sit for half an hour daily. It will sooth down the pain and swelling. Please...  Read Full »

My Knee locked up a week ago, and I have severe ankle pain and swelling. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, About three weeks ago, I was running, and my knee 'locked' up, and suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my right ankle, which got instantly swollen. I thought it was a sprain, so I used deep heat pads for the swelling and wore an ankle brace. But my problem is I cannot stand for long becaus...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ankle seems to have a ligament sprain, which can be associated with some cartilage injury of the ankle, considering your weight. So I suggest you take the following medications, and if you do not get relief from pain, you will be required to do an MRI (magnetic res...  Read Full »

What are the causes of swollen ankles and legs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having extreme swelling from under the breast to the belly. My legs and feet are also very swollen and painful. I have gained 40 pounds in two years with no change in diet or activity. My lower legs and ankles were swollen about a year ago. I went through all the horrible heart test...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Swelling of the feet and ankles, known as pedal edema, occurs due to fluid accumulation in the tissues. There are various potential causes of edema, one of which is congestive cardiac failure or right heart disease. If it progresses, the edema may also appear in the ab...  Read Full »

My wife has reddish swollen knee due to an insect bite. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife was bitten behind her knee, probably by an insect (we did not see what it was) in the house. We have recently moved to this place, so I am not sure what it could be. After the incident in the evening, the area behind her knee was swollen. By the following day, it had expanded,...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. I saw the attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). My findings are the following. I can see a pale area behind the knee and swollen ankle in comparison to the right ankle. I can see a re...  Read Full »

I broke my ankle. Can the surgery be done after three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently broke my ankle playing soccer. I went to the hospital right away and the doctors set me up and place me in a cast and told me I will have to do surgery. Six days later they told me that the next available surgery date is in the next three weeks. Is it fine to wait that long...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I am thinking that the ankle may have been too swollen to operate and that is why they delayed the surgery to allow the swelling to go down which can take a week to 10 days. Did they not clearly say so? Three weeks itself is a long time I think. It may be a systematic is...  Read Full »

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