Swelling in Your Feet πŸ‘£ or Ankles πŸ‘£ Should Not Be Ignored

Whether it appears suddenly or has been present for a while, it could be the sign πŸ›‘ of something serious.

Unless an injury πŸ₯ occurred, most swelling doesn’t hurt πŸ˜–πŸ˜«πŸ˜©.

Don’t let that fool πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈyou.

Some of the most common reasons for swelling of the ankles πŸ‘£ and feet πŸ‘£ are:

Β· Veins not functioning properly

Β· Arthritis

· Heart disease❀️

· High blood pressure🩸

Β· Kidneys malfunctioning

Β· An injuryπŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ¦½

Swelling in one extremity 🦢 is often from an injury πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ¦½or unusual pressure on that part.

The sudden onset of swelling in one foot 🦢 or ankle πŸ‘£ without an injury πŸ§‘πŸΌβ€πŸ¦½is usually either Gout or a Stress Fracture.

These would both cause pain😣, unlike other forms of swelling.

When swelling is in both extremities, the cause is usually related to a circulation problem, the heart❀️, the kidneys, or medicationπŸ’Š.

Sometimes we can make a diagnosis based on fact-finding, an examπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈπŸ§‘πŸΌβ€βš•οΈ, and x-ray.

If we think the cause is poorly functioning veins, we’ll recommend seeing a circulation specialist.

In any case, getting to the root of the problem and finding a fast solution is critical to avoid serious complications.

Elevating your legs 🦡🏼 and wearing over-the-counter compression socks 🧦 are the two best home remedies.

If that doesn’t help after a couple of weeks, having us πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈ take a look πŸ‘€ would be in your best interest.

Swelling in your lower🦡🏼extremities is just too important to ignore.

To Healthy FeetπŸ‘£,

Dr. RosalesπŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈ

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The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other podiatry topics, feel free to contact Flagstaff Foot Doctors by clicking here or by calling 928-774-4825.