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Having swelling on ankles. What to do?

Feb 2014
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thank you l am 80 yrs ab=nd l started to have swelling of my ankels.what could l do to stop this
Posted Wed, 12 Jun 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Saurabh Gupta 30 minutes later
Hello and Welcome to XXXXXXX
Thanks for writing to us.

There are many causes for swelling of ankles. It could be due to cardiac, renal, metabolic, liver disease, thyroid problem or local causes.

So it is better to gt it evaluated by your doctor for proper cause and definitive treatment according to that.

To reduce the swelling ,get your ankles and feet elevated.
Avoid long hours of standing and walking.

Hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any more concern.
Please accept my answer if you do not have further query.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
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