10 Swollen Ankles Symptoms

By lio
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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  • 1. 'Swollen Ankles, Feet and Legs (oedema).' Nhs.uk, 19 Oct. 2017, www.nhs.uk/conditions/oedema/
  • 2. 'Edema - Symptoms and Causes.' Mayo Clinic, 1 Dec. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/edema/symptoms-causes/syc-20366493
  • 3. 'Foot, Leg, and Ankle Swelling: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.' MedlinePlus - Health Information from the National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003104.htm
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If a person is unsure if their ankles are swollen, they can press the skin around the ankle with their fingertips for several seconds. When ankles are swollen due to fluid, a small dimple remains in the skin after the pressure is eased.

This effect is called pitting, and it's common in people with swollen ankles. While it's possible for the ankle to swell without this effect, it may be an interesting symptom to observe.2‘Edema - Symptoms and Causes.’ Mayo Clinic, 1 Dec. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/edema/symptoms-causes/syc-20366493

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