This question was answered on Sat 04, Jul 2009 01:18am by Dr Bhupinder K, MD

Why are my ankles swollen on both sides of the ankle bone on both ankles? My blood pressure is norma

    
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Why are my ankles swollen on both sides of the ankle bone on both ankles? My blood pressure is normal. I am 40 years old

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Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Sat 04, Jul 2009 01:18am:

Hello, Common causes of ankle swelling include traumatic injury,gout (accumulation of uric acid crystals within the fluid of your ankle),ankle arthritis,infection (cellulitis or septic joint), problems with blood flow like DVT ,obesity, varicose veins,condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels and eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates , Abusing laxatives,diuretics, drugs, sodium retention, varicose veins, allergic reactions and neuromuscular disorders. Elevate the effected leg, wear leg wedges while sleeping, support socks and proper fitting shoes and socks.Indulge in moderate exercises like walking, avoid prolonged standing and avoid sitting with the feet dependent,decrease salt intake and drink plenty of water.If the edema persists or continues to worsen, please consult a physician. Hope it helps.Take care and regards.

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