Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
182 Doctors are Online

Swollen ankles and feet after walking a lot. Reason?

i was on my feet and doing alot of walking at an amusement park yesterday. Last night my ankles and feet became swollen and have not reduced since. I stayed off of my feet since last night and have been hydrating, but to no avail. I am a 25 year old healthy female and this condition is becoming uncomfortable

thank you YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 7 Jun 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  66
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,

Your problem of swollen ankles and feet have couple of possibilities. It may be due to formation of blood clots in the the blood vessels (deep veins) of legs obstructing blood flow into the heart called deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Usually, this is caused by prolonged sitting or standing. This can be diagnosed with investigations like Doppler Ultrasound. If neglected there may be complications like embolism.

Your problem may also be due to some other possibilities due to collection and trapping of fluid (fluid retention) in lower legs because of some dysfuntion with organs like kidneys, heart, liver etc. But these chances are less as you are previously healthy. Please consult your doctor to rule out all the possibilities.

Take Care!

Answered: Fri, 7 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
 

 

Loading Online Doctors....
©2014 Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions