Swollen Ankles and Swollen Feet (cont.)

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What is the prognosis (outcome) for swollen feet and swollen ankles?

The majority of people with swollen feet and ankles have a good to excellent outcome because the swelling is usually reversible and has no lasting complications. However, a significant number of patients who have underlying causes that are chronic and refractory to treatment have a wider range of prognosis (good to poor) depending on how well the patient responds to both lifestyle changes and medications.


American Pregnancy Association. Swelling During Pregnancy.

eMedicineHealth.com. Congestive Heart Failure.

eMedicineHealth.com. Ankle Sprain.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/18/2013


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