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Swollen Ankles

Swollen ankles, though common, can cause sufferers a great deal of discomfort. Ankle swelling often results from fluid retention in the tissues of the ankle or from injury. While swelling and inflammation can affect any part of the body, it is especially common in the leg and ankle areas.

Causes of Swollen Ankles
Swollen ankles can be caused by many different conditions or problems. Causes of swollen ankles include:

  • Injury or trauma to the area
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Infection
  • Gout
  • Vascular obstruction

Symptoms of Swollen Ankles
Swelling in the ankle area typically worsens throughout the day. As swollen ankles go untreated, other symptoms can occur that accompany the swelling, including:

  • High blood pressure
  • Headaches
  • Palpitations
  • Other swollen extremities, like the hands and wrists
  • Weight gain

Recommended Treatments for Swollen Ankles
Wearing support hosiery form a brand like Shape To Fit can help relieve the discomfort of swollen ankles. Other means of treatment and prevention include:

  • Elevating the legs above the level of the heart
  • Properly fitting footwear
  • Exercising
  • Avoiding prolonged periods of standing
  • Limiting salt intake
  • Drinking water

Shape to Fit Products for Swollen Ankles
Shape to Fit Support Hosiery can help treat swollen ankles. Choose from the following:

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