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

Having swelling on ankles. What to do?

Feb 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 5930 Questions
thank you l am 80 yrs ab=nd l started to have swelling of my ankels.what could l do to stop this
Thu, 13 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.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon

© 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
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor