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Swollen ankles can have many contributing factors. Whether you have diabetes, are pregnant, or have sustained an injury from physical activities, we can help you.
If you have diabetes, swollen ankles may be a result of poor blood circulation. If this is the case, then you may also have burning/tingling sensations in your feet. These effects are commonly associated with peripheral neuropathy.
For women who are pregnant, swelling ankles are often a side effect of pregnancy. This is especially evident towards the end of pregnancy. As the baby develops, the amount of fluid in your body will increase and some will start to collect around your ankles.
If you have swelling and extreme pain, you may have suffered an ankle sprain or break. These types of injuries often occur when running, jumping or twisting your ankle. This will cause swelling, bruising and pain.
If you are concerned about swelling in your ankles, do not hesitate to call our office. Dr. Marco Vargas will assess your ankle and prescribe an effective treatment specifically for your needs.