Why Are My Ankles Swollen?

This is a daily question we get at the Michigan Foot and Ankle Center.  There are several causes for swollen ankles and legs, and your physicians will take the time to explain the “why” in each individual case. Etiologies include poor circulation in the veins, medication, blood clots, heart or kidney problems and, yes…obesity. Below are symptoms that you will want to share with our doctors when visiting us: We will want to know if it’s both legs, or just one. Is the swelling diminished in the morning, and worsens throughout the day, or do you awake with the swelling still there from the night before? No matter the cause, we will be able to help you with a variety…

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