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Glossary for Ankle swelling

Medical terms related to Ankle swelling or mentioned in this section include:

  • Allergic reaction: A hypersensitivity reaction produced by the body, which results in an exaggerated or inappropriate immune reaction to a particular substance.
  • Alport Syndrome: A rare hereditary disorder involving the progressive deterioration of parts of the kidney resulting in chronic kidney disease.
  • Anemia: Reduced red blood cells in the blood
  • Ankle conditions: Conditions that affect the ankle
  • Ankle fracture: Ankle fracture refers to a broken bone in the ankle.
  • Ankle injuries: Injury to the ankle
  • Ankle numbness: A loss of sensation located at or around the ankle region of the foot.
  • Ankle pain: Pain affecting the ankle joint
  • Ankle paresthesia (tingling): A loss of sensation located at or around the ankle region of the foot.
  • Ankle rash: An eruption on the skin of the ankle.
  • Ankle spasm: A sudden involuntary contraction of the muscles surrounding the ankle joint.
  • Ankle sprain: Damage to the ankle ligaments.
  • Ankle symptoms: Symptoms affecting the ankle
  • Ankle weakness: A decrease in the usual strength of the movements of the ankle
  • Arm symptoms: Symptoms affecting the arm
  • Austrian syndrome: A condition where alcoholism is associated with heart failure and pneumococcal meningitis.
  • Bernheim's syndrome: Reduced size of right heart ventricle due to enlargement of the left ventricle which encroaches on the space in the right ventricle. Blood flow from the right atrium to the right ventricle is obstructed.
  • Blood vessel conditions: Conditions that affect the blood vessels
  • Brain -- bone -- fat: A rare inherited disease characterized by bone cysts and progressive presenile dementia.
  • Cardiomyopathy: A condition characterized by an increase in the size of the heart
  • Cardiomyopathy -- hypogonadism -- metabolic anomalies: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by heart muscle disease, hypogonadism, blindness, deafness and metabolic anomalies. Puberty was normal despite the hypogonadism.
  • Cardiomyopathy -- spherocytosis: A rare disorder characterized by the association of spherocytosis with heart muscle disease. Spherocytosis is a red blood cell disorder where the red blood cells have abnormal membranes which gives them a spherical shape and makes them weak resulting in their premature death.
  • Cardiomyopathy due to anthracyclines: Damage to the heart muscle caused by anthracycline drugs which are used in chemotherapy. The damage occurs more frequently with higher cumulative doses. Often the patients have no symptoms of the heart damage for many year.
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic: A weakened heart mucle due to excessive alcohol consumption. Symptoms are usually not evident until the heart becomes severely damaged.
  • Cardiomyopathy, familial dilated: An inherited form of heart muscle disease where the heart ventricles become dilated which affects the hearts ability to function normally.
  • Carnevale-Canun-Mendoza syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by loss of bone tissue in the wrists and ankles as well as kidney problems.
  • Carpotarsal osteochondromatosis: A rare disorder characterized by a painless swelling in the ankles and wrists which restricts their range of motion. The swelling is caused by abnormal growths on the wrist and ankle bones. The number of joints involved is variable.
  • Cellulitis: inflammation of the subcutaneous fat
  • Chronic constrictive pericarditis:
  • Circulation symptoms: Symptoms affecting the circulatory system
  • Circulatory disorder: Disease affecting circulation of blood
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency: An immunodeficiency disorder involving low blood gamma globulin levels which results in an increased susceptibility to infections. The condition may be inherited or can be caused by certain drugs (levamisole, hydantoin and carbamazepine).
  • Cor pulmonale: Right ventricular enlargement and failure caused by pulmonary hypertension.
  • Dana syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by the gradual degeneration of the white matter of the spinal cord and pernicious anemia. Various neurological symptoms can result.
  • Deep vein thrombosis: The formation of a thrombosis in the deep veins usually within the legs
  • Diabetes-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of diabetes
  • Eclampsia: serious complication of pregnancy and is characterised by high blood pressure and convulsions
  • Edema: The abnormal retention of fluid in a given anatomical area
  • Erythema nodosum: Allergic skin condition usually on the legs
  • Familial dilated cardiomyopathy: A rare inherited heart muscle condition where one or both heart ventricles are dilated or have impaired contractility. The heart becomes unable to pump sufficient blood around the body.
  • Familial pulmonary arterial hypertension: Familial pulmonary arterial hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood to the lungs. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. The condition occurs in a familial pattern i.e. tends to run in families.
  • Familial renal cell carcinoma: A genetic form of kidney cancer that develops in the lining of the tubules in the kidney and tends to run in families.
  • Fluid retention: A condition where a person retains fluid usually causing oedema
  • Foot swelling: Oedema of the foot.
  • Foot symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both feet
  • Glomerulonephritis: A condition which affects the kidneys and is characterized by inflammatory changes that occur in the glomeruli
  • Glomerulosclerosis: A condition which results in the fibrosis and scarring of the renal glomeruli
  • Gout: Painful joints, most commonly the big toe.
  • Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
  • Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
  • Idiopathic alveolar hypoventilation syndrome: A rare condition characterized by a reduced breathing rate despite no respiratory system abnormalities. The cause of the condition is unknown.
  • Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension: A rare condition where sclerosis of the pulmonary arteries cause cyanosis, polycythemia and heart failure.
  • Interstitial nephritis: Any primary or secondary condition which affects the renal interstitial tissue
  • Joint injury -- ankle: An injury to the ankle which is the joint between the foot and lower leg. Severity of symptoms varies depending on the type and severity of the injury and often the primary symptom is pain. An ankle injury can involve damage to the bones, ligaments or other tissues of the joint. The injury may be acute (e.g. trauma) or chronic (e.g. overuse).
  • Joint symptoms: Symptoms affecting the joints.
  • Kidney disease-Induced Hypertension: High blood pressure that results from kidney disease. Kidney diseases can cause changes to the rennin-aldosterone system which can result in high blood pressure by affecting the amount of water and salt retained within the body.
  • Kidney symptoms: Symptoms affecting one or both kidneys.
  • Left ventricle-aorta tunnel: An abnormal opening that connects the left ventricle and the ascending aorta
  • Leg Swelling: Swelling of one or both legs
  • Leg swelling: Swelling of one or both legs
  • Leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the leg
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lower leg symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower legs, calves and shins.
  • Lymphatic Obstruction: A blockage of the lymph vessels that drain fluid from body tissues and facilitate immune system cell movement through the body. Lymphatic obstruction can be caused by such things as tumors, surgery, injury and infection. Obstruction can be primary (as in the case of inherited conditions such as lymphatic hypoplasia) or secondary (as in the case of infection).
  • Lymphedema: Swelling of a region due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels
  • Maternally inherited diabetes and deafness with cardiomyopathy: A rare inherited disorder characterized by deafness, heart muscle disease and diabetes.
  • Megalocytic interstitial nephritis: A rare form of chronic kidney disease where the kidney is inflamed. The body's own immune system may be involved in the inflammation.
  • Meige's lymphedema: A rare inherited condition where tissue swelling (mainly involving the legs) occurs because of blockage of lymphatic drainage system. Onset is after 35 years.
  • Musculoskeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting muscles or bones of the skeleton.
  • Myopathy with lactic acidosis and sideroblastic anemia: A rare disorder of the bone marrow and skeletal muscles which manifests as muscle disease and anemia. Progressive intolerance to exercise usually starts during childhood with anemia occurring around adolescence.
  • Nephritis: Kidney inflammation.
  • Nephrotic syndrome: A condition involving excess loss of protein in the urine, reduced albumin levels in the blood and swelling.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Nonne-Milroy disease: A rare form of lymphedema (dilation of the lymphatic system) which is present at birth and causes enlargement of various parts of the body.
  • Osteoarthritis: A form of degenerative arthritis due to chronic degeneration
  • POEMS: A very rare disorder that has widespread effects on the body: P -- polyneuropathy, O -- organopathy, E -- endocrinopathy, M -- monoclonal gammopathy and S -- skin changes.
  • POEMS syndrome: A very rare disorder that has widespread effects on the body: P - polyneuropathy, O - organopathy, E - endocrinopathy, M - monoclonal gammopathy, S - skin changes.
  • Peripheral vascular disease: Disease of arteries supplying the legs or sometimes arms
  • Posterior tibial tendon rupture: Rupture of the tendon at the bottom of the foot that helps maintain the foot arch. Some people are more prone to this condition than others - e.g. those who are over weight or have a history of flat feet. The pain usually begins on the inside of the foot behind the ankle.
  • Pregnancy: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy symptoms: Symptoms related to pregnancy.
  • Pregnancy toxemia /hypertension: Preeclampsia is the development of high blood pressure, excess protein in the urine and swelling during pregnancy. Hypertension is a serious health condition due to the fact that it often causes no symptoms until it is severe. The blood pressure usually returns to normal after delivery.
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension: Primary pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood to the lungs for no apparent reason. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low.
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension -- Dexfenfluramine-associated: Dexfenfluramine-associated primary pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs as a result of using a diet drug called Dexfenfluramine. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. Only certain people with a particular genetic anomaly will develop this condition when using the diet drug.
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension -- Fenfluramine-associated: Fenfluramine-associated primary pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs as a result of using a diet drug called Fenfluramine. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. Only certain people with a particular genetic anomaly will develop this condition when using the diet drug.
  • Pulmonary branches stenosis: A very rare disorder where the pulmonary branches are narrower than normal. The severity of symptoms depends on the degree of narrowing.
  • Pulmonary edema: A condition which is characterized by engorgement of the pulmonary vessels and transudation of fluid into the alveoli
  • Pulmonary hypertension: The occurrence of hypertension the blood vessels of the lungs
  • Pulmonary hypoxic hypertension: Pulmonary hypoxic hypertension is characterized by high blood pressure and low oxygen levels that result from constriction of the blood vessels leading to the lungs.
  • Pulmonary thromboembolic hypertension: Pulmonary thromboembolic hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the blood vessels that carry blood to the lungs due to a blood clot in one of these blood vessels. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low.
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma 2: A genetic form of kidney cancer.
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma 3: A dominantly inherited form of kidney cancer which is linked to chromosome 5q.
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma 4: A genetic form of kidney cancer.
  • Renal cancer, familial: A genetic form of kidney cancer that tends to run in families.
  • Renal cell carcinoma, papillary, familial: A type of kidney tumor inherited in a familial manner and characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor.
  • Renal cell carcinoma, papillary, hereditary: A type of kidney tumor characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor. The cancer can occur in a sporadic manner as well as a familial manner.
  • Renal cell carcinoma, papillary, sporadic: A type of kidney tumor characterized by the development of finger-like projections in at least some of the tumor. The cancer can occur in a sporadic manner as well as a familial manner.
  • Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: An autoimmune inflammatory condition which primarily affects the joints
  • Secondary pulmonary hypertension: Secondary pulmonary hypertension refers to high blood pressure in the arteries that carry blood to the lungs. Blood pressure in other parts of the body is normal or sometimes even low. The condition may be caused by such things as lung conditions (e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchitis), heart conditions (e.g. congestive heart failure, birth defects involving heart), AIDS or medications such as fenfluramine (a diet drug).
  • Severe water retention:
  • Singh-Williams-McAlister, syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the resorption of certain bones (ankles, knees and wrists). Swelling an pain also occur in the affected bones.
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Skin swelling: The occurrence of swelling that is located on the skin
  • Sprain: an injury which occurs to ligaments caused by a sudden overstretching.
  • Subpulmonary stenosis: A narrowing in the artery that allows blood to flow from the right heart ventricle to the lungs in order to be oxygenated. Severity of symptoms is determined by the degree of narrowing.
  • Swelling of both ankles: Swelling of both ankles refers to puffiness or enlargement of the ankles.
  • Swelling of one ankle: Swelling of one ankle is puffiness or enlargement of one ankle.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Talo-patello-scaphoid osteolysis, synovitis, and short fourth metacarpals: A rare condition characterized mainly by the loss of bone in the knee, ankle and wrist joints.
  • Varicose veins: Appearance of veins in the skin
  • Venous Insufficiency: A condition which is characterized by inadequacy of the venous valves which impairs venous drainage
  • Venous insufficiency: A condition which is characterized by inadequacy of the venous valves which impairs venous drainage
  • Yellow nail syndrome: A rare nail condition characterized by thickened yellow nails as well as swelling of parts of the body due to lymphatic drainage problems resulting from blocked or damaged lymphatic system.

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