What other symptoms might occur with ankle swelling?
Ankle swelling may be accompanied by other symptoms depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. For example, swelling accompanied by pain and tenderness may indicate a joint injury; whereas, swelling with shortness of breath may indicate a heart-related condition.
Symptoms that may occur along with ankle swelling
Ankle swelling may occur with other symptoms including:
Fatigue or weakness
Fever and chills
Mucus-producing cough (wet cough)
Painful or tender area
Red, swollen joint
Reduced range of motion or movement
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
Ankle swelling that occurs with certain other symptoms might indicate a serious or life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911)if you, or someone you are with, have swelling along with other serious symptoms including:
Chest pain, which may be dull, heavy or sharp and piercing
Dizziness or light-headedness
High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
Increased or decreased urine output
Neck, jaw, shoulder, or arm pain
Red and warm skin
Shortness of breath or wheezing
Unexplained weight gain (may be from excessive fluid buildup)
What is ankle swelling?
Ankle swelling is a sign of fluid buildup or inflammation of the joint and tissues of the ankle. Mild ankle swelling is a common occurrence after standing for a long period.
Ankle swelling, which is also called edema, can also result from serious infections, trauma, circulatory disorders, cardiac (heart) disorders, and other abnormal processes.
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What causes ankle swelling?
Ankle swelling can be caused by relatively minor conditions, but can also be caused by a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions that include infections, inflammation, trauma, heart disease, and other abnormal processes.
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