10 Swollen Ankles Symptoms
- 1. 'Swollen Ankles, Feet and Legs (oedema).' Nhs.uk, 19 Oct. 2017, www.nhs.uk/conditions/oedema/
- 2. 'Edema - Symptoms and Causes.' Mayo Clinic, 1 Dec. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/edema/symptoms-causes/syc-20366493
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If a person is unsure if their ankles are swollen, they can press the skin around the ankle with their fingertips for several seconds. When ankles are swollen due to fluid, a small dimple remains in the skin after the pressure is eased.
This effect is called pitting, and it's common in people with swollen ankles. While it's possible for the ankle to swell without this effect, it may be an interesting symptom to observe.2‘Edema - Symptoms and Causes.’ Mayo Clinic, 1 Dec. 2020, www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/edema/symptoms-causes/syc-20366493