Swelling can occur in any part of the leg, including the thigh, calf, ankle, and foot. Ankle swelling or other swollen areas of the leg result from the abnormal buildup of fluid, known as edema, and can affect one or both legs. Ankle and leg swelling is not a normal part of the aging process and is often unrecognized and untreated vein disease. There are a number of potential causes of leg, foot, and ankle swelling, including lifestyle factors, medications, and medical conditions.
Some of the causes of are related to lifestyle factors, such as:
Ankle and leg swelling can also be the result of certain medications, including:
Certain medical conditions can also cause leg swelling. These include:
There are a number of remedies that you can try at home to reduce swelling in your lower extremities. These include:
When swelling occurs infrequently, it may not be cause for concern. However, it can be indicative of a serious condition, and should be investigated by a medical professional. Depending on your condition your doctor may recommend the following:
If you are having swelling in the legs or ankle swelling, we encourage you to give us a call here at Vein911 in Tampa, Florida at 855-396-9911.
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