Also known as Ankle Edema and Swollen Ankle
Peripheral edema is the swelling of tissues, usually in the lower limbs, due to the accumulation of fluids.Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of ankle swelling are sprain or strain, fracture of the ankle, and injury of the ankle. Other possible causes, such as osteoarthritis, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with ankle swelling, 88% report having ankle pain, 37% report having foot or toe swelling, and 24% report having abnormal appearing skin.
Patients with ankle swelling often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, orthopedic casting, examination of foot, prothrombin time assay, physical therapy exercises and traction; splints; and other wound care .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with ankle swelling include iothalamate, factor ix complex (obsolete), dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine, yellow fever vaccine, oxymorphone (opana), dexamethasone ophthalmic, didanosine (videx), dalteparin (fragmin), calamine topical, tetrahydrocannabinol (marinol), tazarotene topical and balsam peru/castor oil/trypsin topical .