Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Underlying Cause

Swelling of One Ankle Overview

Another name for Swelling of One Ankle is Ankle Swelling (unilateral).

What is ankle swelling (unilateral)?
A person with ankle swelling has enlargement of the ankle, caused by excess fluid that has collected in the leg. Ankle swelling may also be caused by the accumulation of fluid inside the ankle joint.

What are the symptoms of ankle swelling (unilateral)?
Symptoms of ankle swelling (unilateral) depend on the underlying cause for the swelling. Symptoms may include ankle pain and skin redness.

How does the doctor treat ankle swelling (unilateral)?
Treatment for ankle swelling (unilateral) depends on underlying cause. Treatment options include rest, elevation, blood thinner medications, and antibiotics.

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