Patient Comments: Swollen Ankles and Feet - Experience


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Comment from: Linda E, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 07

My swelling of feet and ankles usually occurs after consuming high-sodium foods and seasonings (which I love). I live in south Texas. It seems more prominent to have this condition in heat. Elevating my feet does help along with decreasing salt consumption and drinking more water.

Comment from: ChrissieJ, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 31

I have severe itching on the soles of both feet and I brush them all night with a hard hair comb and then a coarse wash brush. The itching is maddening and feels like hives. Only antihistamines help but not all the time. The following morning my soles are sore and swollen. By midday my legs and feet are stiff and swollen. By the third day the swelling and stiffness have not gone.

Comment from: picassolady, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I am very thankful for this article because I now have several options to eliminate my swollen ankles and feet. I discovered that a new medication I've been prescribed (amlodipine besylate) may be the cause. I will discuss this with my doctor during my next appointment.

Comment from: becky, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 30

I have a swollen ankle I have no idea what could be causing it. I have never had anything like this before. I can’t stand on it for too long and I can’t touch it, it hurts.

Comment from: SueLynn, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 06

My ankles and feet have begun to swell up every day for several weeks now. I live in a hot, humid climate. However, I recently visited up north and during my visit, I had no noticeable swelling whatsoever. Upon my return, the swelling has started up again.

Comment from: Deladie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 05

I developed sudden swelling of my ankles and feet. Also knee pain and shoulder pain, and swelling of hands.

Comment from: susan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

I continually get swollen ankles and my feet swell up. I find it hard to wear sandals in the summer and they swell up when I have been working on my feet all day.

Comment from: E. Douglas, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 22

I had a medical prescription for high blood pressure changed recently. I was taking losartan/HCT (hydrochlorothiazide) 100, 12.5 mg tablet daily (one) for more than a year and the prescription was changed to losartan potassium 100 mg. So, I am wondering if this change could have caused both my feet and ankles to swell.

Comment from: Mel, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: August 18

I had occasional foot and ankle swelling, but now it seems to be more constant. I am taking hormone medicine for prostate cancer. I have been taking this medicine for about 3 years.

Comment from: TammyK, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 29

I have skinny ankles. Here recently I have noticed that you cannot see my ankle bones. My feet aren't swollen just my ankles.

Comment from: Liesasmith, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 11

I just started exercising and have noticed that my ankles have started to swell. I am very overweight and I am sure that is what is causing the issue.

Comment from: glenda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 28

I am a cancer patient taking chemotherapy and for the past month my right foot and ankle have swollen really big. My doctors don't seem to be concerned about it but it is very worrying.

Comment from: simon, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

I wonder if a calf strain can cause ankle to swell.


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Comment from: Meenakshi, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I have swelling in my left foot since 3 or 4 years but no doctor is able to cure my disease. In fact they say it is not a disease.

Comment from: VIOLA, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 14

I have swelling to my ankles and toes.

Comment from: Aries, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 18

I have just started swollen ankles and now it is spreading down to the top of the feet.


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