Advertisement

What causes swollen ankles?

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.

Continue Learning about Foot and Ankle Conditions

Worst Case Scenario: I Wear High Heels Every Day
Worst Case Scenario: I Wear High Heels Every Day
High heels may turn your outfit up a notch, but they can wreak havoc on your body. “Other than how they make you look, there’s very little upside to ...
Read More
How can foot issues cause knee and back pain?
Dr. Daniel R. Spogen, MDDr. Daniel R. Spogen, MD
Foot issues can cause knee and back pain because the body moves likes a kinetic chain. It starts at ...
More Answers
What should I check for when my child wears the clubfoot brace?
James FortenberryJames Fortenberry
• Check the brace area for blisters or red areas on the skin.• Check the heels and ankles for any si...
More Answers
How Is Ankle Instability Treated?
How Is Ankle Instability Treated?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.