What is it?

Swollen ankles, also known as ankle edema, is a condition characterized by the accumulation of fluid in the tissues surrounding the ankle joint. It can be caused by various factors, such as prolonged sitting or standing, excessive salt intake, pregnancy, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions like heart or kidney problems.

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Additional names

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- Ankle edema

Signs & symptoms

Swollen ankles may appear puffy, tender, or red, and can be accompanied by discomfort or difficulty in walking.

Treatment

Treatment options for swollen ankles include elevating the legs, reducing salt intake, wearing compression socks, regular exercise, and addressing any underlying medical conditions.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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