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wrestless legs and swollen ankles

could someone please help me as i have swollen ankles most days and every night i suffer with wrestless legs every time i try to sleep this condition is drivin me crazy as i have been to see several doctors and all seemingly have no answers sometimes my ankles bruise and at night i have to get out of bed to walk around.


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you're post didn't indicate your age?
swollen ankles are usually an indication of retaining fluid, cut down on salt intake and elevate you're feet whenever possible should help, monitor and speak with you're doctor about this problem
restless legs can be a what is called 'restless leg syndrome' and there are medications for this issue if it becomes bothersome
I don't think the conditions you have are related, but I am not a doctor.
keep looking for one that can give you more information.
my best
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351246_tn?1379685732
Hi
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Usually conditions of heart, kidney, liver or low protein or severe anemia, which cause ankle swelling cause both ankles to swell. Hence if both ankles are swelling then you will need to get heart function assessed by ECHO and EKG, get kidney and liver function tests done and get a complete blood picture for anemia. Low sodium in blood, hypothyroidism and malabsorption syndromes causing low protein in blood have to be looked into. Bruising could be due to fragile spider veins. Deficiency of Vitamin B12, folic acid, or Vit K could be the cause. The swelling could be causing the unease in your legs. Alternatively it could be restless leg syndrome, which is a sleep disorder.
Massaging the legs with warm oil before sleeping and putting a pillow beneath his legs will usually help. Along with it a multivitamin pill should be tried. A warm drink like hot chocolate, milk or soup should also be tried before bed time.
I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining. A comprehensive investigation is required keeping all the points in mind. Hope this helps. Take care!
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