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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different foot conditions and professional treatments

    Arch Pain, Ball of Foot Pain, Blister, Bunion, Callus, Corn, Ingrown Toenail, Spurs and more...

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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different ankle conditions and professional treatments

    Ankle Sprains, Arthritis Pain

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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different skin conditions and professional treatments

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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different conditions and professional treatments
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    Flatfoot, Warts or Petty, Ankle Sprains, Juvenile Bunions, Ingrown toenails

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    Dr. Orlando Rivera explains about the different treatments and professional services at
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    Foot Scanner, Anatomic Insole, Laser Therapy, Ankle Prosthesis, Laser Tatoo Removal and more...

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Remedy and Cure for Swollen Ankles

Tips for Coping with Swollen Ankles

Getting rid of swollen ankles can be realized by both home remedies and medical treatments, depending on how severe the condition is. Given following are some tips for you to deal with swollen ankles.

Exercise the legs. Temporary swelling can be relieved by exercising the legs. Restoring normal blood flow to this area and getting the blood pumping at a more active rate can relieve much of the discomfort that is associated with this condition. If you are working or traveling in conditions that will require you to sit still for long periods of time, try to take frequent breaks and make a point of standing and moving around when these breaks occur to help promote quality circulation.

Alter diet and clothing. Those who suffer from frequent swelling may need to lower their salt intake to help cut down on fluid retention. Raising the legs while in a lying position can also help prevent swelling during the day. Do not wear tight clothing on the legs that can restrict blood flow to the ankles and feet. Your doctor may also advise you to lose weight to relieve the pressure on the ankles that can cause swelling.

Use devices to provide support. If you are swelling because you have suffered an injury you may need to wrap the ankle or wear compression stockings until your body returns to normal. These devices should be tight enough to provide support but not so tight that they restrict blood flow. Apply ice packs to the area to help take down the swelling.

Seek medical attention. If your swelling is accompanied by shortness of breath, chest pain, fever swelling in other areas of the body or if the swelling comes on suddenly it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Source: md-health

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