Swelling in Your Feet 👣 or Ankles 👣 Should Never Be Ignored.

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

· Arthritis

· 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👣,

Dr. Rosales👨🏽‍⚕️

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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.