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Why Are My Ankles Swollen?

Why Are My Ankles Swollen?

Hardly a day goes by that I am not asked that question by a patient. The causes are numerous, but most people’s biggest fear is that they have CHF (congestive heart failure). Indeed, peripheral edema (edema fluid causing swelling of the extremities, usually the legs) is often seen with CHF, and probably is its most visible manifestation. In that situation, it is caused…

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Why Are My Ankles Swollen?

Why Are My Ankles Swollen?

Hardly a day goes by that I am not asked that question by a patient.  The causes are numerous, but most people’s biggest fear is that they have CHF (congestive heart failure).  Indeed, peripheral edema (edema fluid causing swelling of the extremities, usually the legs) is certainly seen with CHF, and probably is its most visible manifestation.  There, it is…

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