Swollen Feet and Ankles

Standing or walking for long periods of time is the most likely cause of swollen and ankles. Often times, it’s a fairly common issue in patients and the swelling will reduce after taking the load off their feet for a while. Other times, it can be a consistent issue that has a more serious underlying problem. This can be due to a number of factors including:

  • Being overweight
  • Injury
  • Pregnancy
  • Lack of blood flow to feet
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Liver or kidney diseases
  • Specific testosterone or estrogen supplements
  • Anti-depressants
  • Blood pressure medications
  • Steroid medications
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs

It’s crucial to know the true course of your foot or ankle swelling, especially if it’s repetitive. This is going to shape the treatment you need moving forward.  The Unity Physician Services doctors specialize in finding this source to deliver your optimum treatment strategy.

A few tips from our doctors’ to relieve swollen feet and ankles are to maintain a healthy weight, exercise the legs regularly, reduce salt intake, avoid restrictive clothing around the ankles or feet, and elevate the legs and feet if swollen. But in the case of repetitive swollenness, we recommend you get in touch with your local medical professionals. Call us to book an appointment so we can get you back on your feet, comfortably!

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