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Causes for ankle and foot swelling other than heart failure.

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Causes for ankle and foot swelling other than heart failure

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

I had a ekg and everything was fine

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I am awaiting a hip replacement and have arthritis in the knees

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Other than arthritis and hip and shoulder replacements 12 and 3 year ago
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 3 months ago

Swelling of feet and ankle can be associated because of the following reasons;

1) Venous valvular incompetence

2) Obstruction of the lymphatic outflow

3) Dependent edema which can occur because of the prolonged standing or sitting.

4) Congestive heart failure

5) Kidney diseases

6) Protein deficiency

7) Hypothyroidism

8) Anemia

9) Medications

Following measures are beneficial in decreasing or resolving the swelling:

1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool. Do not hang the legs, otherwise, gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises/physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this for ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it for ten times twice a day.

4) Raise the legend of your bed by 6 inches.

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