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Why does my ankle bone swell?

Swelling of the ankles and feet is often an early symptom of venous insufficiency, a condition in which blood inadequately moves up the veins from the legs and feet up to the heart. Normally, the veins keep blood flowing upward with one-way valves.

Why are my ankles swollen suddenly? Swelling of the ankles and feet is often an early symptom of venous insufficiency, a condition in which blood inadequately moves up the veins from the legs and feet up to the heart. Normally, the veins keep blood flowing upward with one-way valves.

How long does swelling last after injury? Swelling may occur and last for a few weeks. The swelling should go down after a few weeks, but depending on the severity of the injury, the swelling may persist. You may even notice decreased pain and increased mobility even though your finger is still swollen.

What causes swollen knees and ankles? Causes In some cases, swollen ankles and knees after running may be due to a sprain or a torn ligament incurred during performance of the exercise. In other cases, inflammation of an old ankle or knee injury can cause swelling after running. Likewise, edema, the collection of water around the joint, may be the problem.

What does fluid on the ankle mean? Fluid in your ankle is also known as ankle joint synovitis. It is usually the result of repetitive trauma, especially with running. An MRI or ultrasound can verify the fluid and an ankle joint aspirate can help diagnose the cause.

How dangerous are swollen ankles?

How dangerous are swollen ankles? Sudden swelling in the ankles can be a sign of preeclampsia, a dangerous condition that causes symptoms of high blood pressure, headache, sudden weight gain and blurred vision. The condition can be life threatening — seek immediate medical attention if you have these symptoms.

Why are my feet and ankles swelling so badly all of a sudden? Ankles that swell in the evening could be a sign of retaining salt and water because of right-sided heart failure. Kidney disease can also cause foot and ankle swelling. When kidneys are not functioning properly, fluid can build up in the body.

How do you stop ankle swelling? Treating ankle swelling depends on the cause. For swollen ankles caused by prolonged standing, sitting or lying down with the legs elevated can provide relief from ankle edema. When ankle swelling is related to an injury, ice packs and anti-inflammatory medications can reduce swelling and resultant pain.

What causes sudden swollen ankles? Common Causes of Swollen Ankles. The more common causes of swollen ankles include standing for extended periods of time, obesity, pregnancy (excess swelling can be a symptom of a serious condition known as toxemia and should be checked by a physician), injury to the ankle or foot, and menstrual periods.