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Dr. Srinivas Kasha, Thursday, October 31, 2019

Swelling in the lower ankle or the leg is a common problem. The swelling is due to several reasons. One has to first determine the underlying cause for swelling in the ankle or leg area. Only after that analysis can the pain management doctors at KIMS Hospitals in Hyderabad device a suitable treatment regime.

Swelling around the ankle joint or soft tissues around the ankle is due to fluid retention. The best orthopaedicians in Hyderabad at KIMS Hospitals identify the causes for swollen ankles which include :

Traumatic Injury: An injury that has led to a sprain in the ankle or a broken ankle is leads to swelling. Sometimes the stress fractures or an injury that is very minor can also cause swelling around the joints in the ankle.

Gout: The accumulation of uric acid crystals around the ankle leads to a conditioncalled gout. The uric acid is actually produced while in the process of digestion and is known to perform the function of getting rid of the waste from the system. But this gets clogged in the ankle area leading to inflammation explains the famous orthopaedic doctors in Hyderabad.

Ankle Arthritis: Degenerative changes in the joints are more common a reason for the swelling. Yet arthritis in the ankles can also lead to inflammation causing severe pain. A previous injury in the ankle could also have added on to this. Surgical treatment is given depending on the conditions. Anterior impingement, ankle arthroscopy is helpful; or anklefusion or anklereplacement surgery too will ease the pain and the swelling.

Infection: Infections too can occur in the septic joint or in the cellulitis. KIMS Hospitals, one of the Top orthopaedic centres in Hyderabad would put the patient on medications toreduce the swelling and in very rare occasions’ surgery may also be required.

Vascular Obstruction: Improper blood circulation could also lead to the swelling in the ankle and is most importantly found in any one of the legs. The reason for the irregular blood flow could be for several. A blood clot could be the most common reason. This leads to swelling around the soft tissues and may spread upto the leg from the foot and the ankle.

Peripheral Edema: The pressure on the veins caused due to ageing, or the other reasons including varicose veins, obesity, and pregnancy are the possible reasons for swelling in the ankle. It is identified as lower extremity edema that can get chronic over a period of time.

Treatment of Swollen Ankles: The treatment for the swollen ankles is deviced only after a clear understanding of the medical reason behind the swollen ankles. R.I.C.E. is the immediate treatment therapy given to patients with swollen ankles. It simply means REST – ICE – COMPRESS – ELEVATE the swollen joint. After the cause is analysed a better approach for the treatment is given.

WHY KIMS Hospitals?

KIMS Hospitals is one of the best Orthopaedic Hospitals in Hyderabadfor the reason that the specialists here understand the causes of swollen ankles. Hence, they take it slow while monitoring the patient periodically for any other severe changes and then the treatment plan is adviced.



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