What Causes Swollen Red Ankles & Feet?


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Lia Louis Profile
Lia Louis answered
There are several things that can cause ankles to swell and turn red. Seeing as the color is red, it could be an allergic reaction or rash, or it could be a circulatory problem.

There’s the possibility of self-diagnosing, but in order to get the proper treatment, you’ll still need to make an appointment with your doctor.

If you’ve been outdoors recently, you could have come into contact with poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac. You would experience an itchy sensation in addition to the swelling and redness. If this is the case, try soaking your ankles and feet in an oatmeal bath and using a calamine lotion on them. You should also schedule an appointment with your doctor.

It could also be a result of a bug bite in which you are allergic, including bees. Looking at the ankles and feet, you may be able to see a bite mark, a stinger, or a white area with puss. If you find any of these, then you have indeed been bitten and should visit a doctor for the appropriate topical cream or injection to start healing.

There is also the possibility that the swelling and redness is indicative of gout. A person with gout will also experience joint pain and is often a result of diabetes, obesity or both. It can also be as a result of uric acid build up in the joints.

Regardless of what other symptoms you may have, swelling of the ankles and feet in which a red hue is also present should be checked out by a medical doctor. Any of these problems can lead to further problems, so the quicker it is diagnosed, the quicker that you are getting the appropriate treatment.
Jo W. Profile
Jo W. answered
Hi muncha,

How is your blood pressure? Is there any family history of heart problems of any kind? Have you seen a cardiologist?

I believe that a cardiologist is more well-versed in conditions that can cause the symptom you mention.

Best of luck and please be sure to let me know how it goes.

In my prayers,

Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Patient on bisoprolol, ankles swell and from knee to ankle is very red, no pain.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Oh dear, you need to see the doctor. It can be anything. There are several causes like gout, arthritis, obesity, injury etc. My father has this problem too. But he has chronic one. His right leg swells sometimes because of uric acid. Have you checked your uric acid level? Poor circulation also cause swollen ankles. Consult your doctor, its not the thing which you can solve by home remedies.
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
There are many different causes for swollen feet and ankle and only a qualified doctor can give you exact information. The main causes are:
Cirrhosis Of The Liver
Congestive Heart Failure
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Kidney Failure
Pregnancy (Stages of Pregnancy)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sprains and Strains
It can only be verified after conducting specific tests.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You can buy products to help you maybe a foot creme would work but also I think that you could go to a shoe shop and sometimes you can find soles that fit comfortable in the shoe like a pillow which will make it easier to walk on if there is something seriously wrong the feet and nothing can prevent it then maybe you should see a doctor as I am not a doctor I can only tell you what I think

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