Swollen ankles can have many causes. The most common cause is water retention, usually caused by a high salt intake. Many people also get swollen ankles if they are on their feet all day. Warm weather, traeling or sitting for long periods of time can also make your ankles swell. There are more serious causes as well, including heart failure or a blood clot in the leg.
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What causes swollen ankles?
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How is hallux rigidus diagnosed?
The sooner hallux rigidus is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. If you find it difficult to bend your toe or find you are walking on the outside of your foot because of pain in the toe, seek help from your doctor. In diagnosing hallux rigidus, the doctor will examine your feet and move the toe to determine its range of motion. X-rays will help determine the size and location of any bone spurs, how much arthritis is present and whether other abnormalities may have formed.
What causes posterior ankle impingement?
The ankle joint is primarily composed of two bones, the tibia (shinbone) and a small bone between the shin and the heel, the talus. When the foot is pointed or flexed, the ankle is compressed at the joint. Pain can result if tissue becomes trapped between the bones. Posterior impingement, in the back of the ankle, is more common in ballet dancers and can be due to overuse, poor training techniques or an atypical bony protrusion at the back of the ankle.
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