Joint pain, Swollen ankle, Swollen feet: 4 Possible Causes
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What causes joint pain, swollen ankle and swollen feet? 4 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Sprains & Strains

Sprain refers to damage or tearing of ligaments or a joint capsule. Strain refers to damage or tearing of a muscle.

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2

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy (metabolize). Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce enough. Untreated, it can cause complications like obesity and heart disease.

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3

Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)

A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.

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4

Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection in the heart valves or endocardium. It can lead to stroke and heart failure. Read about the symptoms and treatments.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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