Users' questions

What causes poor circulation in feet and ankles?

What causes poor circulation in feet and ankles?

D Gray. Many people experience poor circulation in the feet and ankles, making these areas swell, or constantly cold or numb. Certain factors may contribute to this condition. Such is the case of high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes.

What does it mean when your ankles and feet are swollen?

The term edema means swelling due to the accumulation of excess fluid. It is particularly common in the lower leg, ankles, and feet. It is particularly common in the lower leg, ankles, and feet.

Why are my ankles so swollen during pregnancy?

Swollen ankles are a common side effect of pregnancy. During pregnancy, the body produces more blood and bodily fluids to support the developing fetus. Swelling is a common side effect of pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. It can affect the ankles, feet, legs, face, and hands.

What causes numbness in the feet and ankles?

Many people experience poor circulation in the feet and ankles, making these areas swell, or constantly cold or numb. Certain factors may contribute to this condition.

D Gray. Many people experience poor circulation in the feet and ankles, making these areas swell, or constantly cold or numb. Certain factors may contribute to this condition. Such is the case of high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes.

What causes a swollen ankle in an elderly person?

What causes swollen ankles in elderly? 1 Edema. This is the medical term for swelling and it’s characterized by poor circulation within the body, leading to fluid accumulation under the skin. 2 Lymphedema. 3 Gout. 4 Arthritis. 5 Ankle injury. 6 Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) This is a blood clot that has developed in the leg veins.

What causes my elderly mother’s feet to swell?

If she has a wheat, corn, or rice – or other food or food additive – intolerance/allergy it could cause her feet/ankles to swell. This field is required. My Mom’s feet – and then legs swelled so big I thought the skin would burst.

Do I need to be concerned if an elder has swollen feet?

I noticed my mother has extremely swollen feet. My neighbor last year had the same swelling and was seeing a doctor for it. He died three months later. I have pleaded with my mom to get help for the swelling, but she insists it is nothing to be concerned about. I try to get her to elevate her feet, but she refuses.