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.

Rambod Rouhbakhsh, MD, MBA, FAAFP; Diplomat American Board of Family Medicine

REFERENCES:

American Pregnancy Association. Swelling During Pregnancy.

eMedicineHealth.com. Congestive Heart Failure.

eMedicineHealth.com. Ankle Sprain.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/10/2014