Whether it appears suddenly or has been present for a while, it could be the sign 🛑 of something serious.
Unless an injury 🏥 occurred, most swelling doesn’t hurt 😖😫😩.
Don’t let that fool 🤷🏼♀️🤷🏼♀️you.
Some of the most common reasons for swelling of the ankles 👣 and feet 👣 are:
· Veins not functioning properly
· Heart disease❤️
· High blood pressure🩸
· Kidneys malfunctioning
· An injury👨🏼🦽
Swelling in one extremity 🦶 is often from an injury 👨🏼🦽or unusual pressure on that part.
The sudden onset of swelling in one foot 🦶 or ankle 👣 without an injury 🧑🏼🦽is 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 medication💊.
Sometimes we can make a diagnosis based on fact-finding, an exam👨🏽⚕️🧑🏼⚕️, 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 👨🏽⚕️ take a look 👀 would be in your best interest.
Swelling in your lower🦵🏼extremities is just too important to ignore.
To Healthy Feet👣,