Swelling (Shin), Swelling (Ankle), Tenderness To Touch And Warm To Touch

Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2020

Swelling and tenderness of the legs or ankles is characteristic of different types of injury including insect bites and stings. Infections of the skin or tissues beneath the skin are another possible cause of these symptoms. If you are experiencing swelling, warmth and tenderness of the ankles or shins that does not improve or becomes worse, seek medical attention to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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