How do you treat swollen ankles?
- Rest. Avoid activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort.
- Ice. Use an ice pack or ice slush bath immediately for 15 to 20 minutes and repeat every two to three hours while you’re awake.
- Compression. To help stop swelling, compress the ankle with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops.
What medications can cause swollen ankles?
Medications that may cause the feet to swell include:
- hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone.
- calcium-channel blockers that help control blood pressure.
- steroids, both androgenic and anabolic, and corticosteroids.
- nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
- medication to help manage diabetes.
What does it mean when you have swollen ankles?
Sometimes swelling can indicate a problem such as heart, liver, or kidney disease. Ankles that swell in the evening could be a sign of retaining salt and water because of right-sided heart failure. Kidney disease can also cause foot and ankle swelling.
Should I heat or ice first?
“Ice is a great choice for the first 72 hours after an injury because it helps reduce swelling, which causes pain. Heat, on the other hand, helps soothe stiff joints and relax muscles. However, neither option should be used for more than 10 to 15 minutes at a time.”
Are there any side effects to taking Metamucil?
If you are between the ages of 18 and 60, take no other medication or have no other medical conditions, side effects you are more likely to experience include: Common side effects include abdominal cramps, bloating and changes in stool consistency. May aggravate hemorrhoids or anal fissures.
What should I do if I mix Metamucil with water?
Mix Metamucil powder with at least 8 ounces of water or fruit juice before drinking straight away. Do not swallow the dry powder. Avoid breathing in the powder when mixing as this may cause a runny nose, watery eyes and wheezing. Call your doctor immediately if you start bleeding from your rectum or develop severe stomach pain.
How to take Metamucil for irritable bowel syndrome?
If you are taking Metamucil for irritable bowel syndrome, mix the powder with food (preferably yogurt). Less fluid may need to be drunk daily if you are using it for this indication. Make sure you take Metamucil with a full glass of water, otherwise it can swell in your throat and cause choking.
What to do if your ankles are swollen from medication?
Some medications can cause the ankles to swell as a side effect. Such medications include: People who suspect that their ankles are swollen as a side effect of medication may wish to talk to their doctor. A doctor may prescribe diuretic medications or suggest methods for reducing the swelling if it is uncomfortable.