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
· 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 lowerextremities is just too important to ignore.
To Healthy Feet,