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6 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Swollen Ankles

Causes of Swollen Ankles

Ankles may get swollen due to many reasons. The main causes behind swollen ankles are trauma, injury to ankle, sprained ankle, venous insufficiency, lymph edema (from improper functioning of lymphatic system), arthritis, heart disease (congestive heart failure), kidney disease, liver disease, infection, tumour, certain medications including calcium channel blockers, steroids, and antidepressants.

Homeopathic Treatment for Swollen Ankles

Homeopathic treatment follows a process of detailed investigation to manage the complaint of swollen ankles. Each case is investigated and analysed in depth prior to prescribing a medicine to rule out involvement of any vital organ in the etiology. Swollen ankles from injury, sprains and arthritis can be independently dealt with by Homeopathic medicines. In case a vital organ is involved, Homeopathic medicines can be used to support treatment together with other systems of medicine. Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankle should be taken only after consulting a physician. Self-medication should be avoided.

Homeopathic Medicines for Swollen Ankles

Apis Mellifica and Apocynum – Top Homeopathic medicines for dropsical swelling over ankles

Apis Mellifica and Apocynum are well indicated Homeopathic medicines for dropsical swelling over ankles, essentially swelling due to water retention or accumulation of water in the tissues. The key symptoms to look out for prescription of Apis Mellifica are waxy, pale, swollen ankles. The ankles are very sensitive to the touch. Stinging pain and stiffness may be present. Apocynum is another of the most useful Homeopathic medicines for swelling over ankles. Apocynum is mainly indicated for dropsical swelling of ankles after cardiac disease. Dropsical swellings may also be found in other parts of the body, along with the ankles, when Homeopathic medicine Apocynum is indicated.

Ledum Pal – One of the best Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles due to arthritis

Ledum Pal is the most suitable among Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles in cases where the ankles swell due to arthritis. The symptoms indicative of use of Homeopathic medicine Ledum Pal are swollen, hot, tensed, painful ankles. Cases of ankles swollen from arthritis or gouty afflictions have shown wonderful recovery under use this medicine. Warmth worsens the ankle pain in such cases. Cold applications are soothing.

Arnica – Top grade among Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles caused by injury

Arnica is one of the highly effective Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles where the swelling results from injury. Arnica works wonders in resolving the swelling and attending symptoms arising from injury to the ankles. The ankles in such cases feel painful, bruised and sore to touch.

Ruta – One of the most wonderful Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles resulting from sprain

Homeopathic medicine Ruta is prominently indicated for swollen ankles where the swelling is caused by a sprain. A sprain refers to overstretching of the ligaments that hold the joint in place. Ruta is one of the top ranked Homeopathic medicines to treat a sprained ankle. Along with swelling, pain and weakness in the ankle joint and lameness, also a result of the sprain, are also best treated with Homeopathic medicine Ruta. Ruta thus ranks among the best Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles with the above symptoms.

Hamamelis – One of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles due to varicose veins

Hamamelis is rated among the most effective Homeopathic medicines for swollen ankles where the swelling is a result of varicose veins. Hamamelis works best in treating swelling in ankles from varicose veins and venous insufficiency. The symptoms to look out for are swollen, inflamed ankles from engorged, congested veins. Sore, cutting pains in ankles are observed. Swelling may also be present in the legs.

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  1. Lynda Hearn says:

    Good morning, my husband has recently had a hip replacement and finds his ankle is swelling. The surgery site is clean with no infection but due to the op he has difficulty in raising his leg high to reduce the swelling. Can you suggest any remedies. Many thanks.

  2. Hi

    Swollen ankles in an older person making it hard to walk. Thank you

  3. Mike De Lay says:

    My wife, age 72, had uterine stage 1 cancer about 12 years ago. They removed uterus plus lymph nodes in upper legs, etc. she has suffered from edema type problem since. She does some exercises to help problem. She is also overweight with extended abdomen. She is very untrusting of pharmaceuticals and most modern US doctors. We have many years of experience with homeopathic and other natural products.
    She is leary to take APIs Mellifica because she says her problem is not from usual issues and concerned that Homeopathics will cause other issues due to removed lymph nodes.

  4. Sohail anjum says:

    I work as a nurse. I have to sit in a chair for about 10 hours straight. For the last three years I have got swelling on both my legs. And when I sleep at night, I feel severe strain and pain in both my legs. Feelings of stiffness and pain in the lower extremities. Difficulty walking. Also acidic chest irritation in my stomach. There is also burning sensation in the urine. Drinking cold drinks makes me feel mild pain in my kidneys. My marital life has also been affected. I have very mild sexual desire. I have written down all my problems. Please tell me what tests I can take to find out my real illness and its causes. I live in a small town. The doctors here do not understand my illness. Kidney and liver and urine tests have been done. But they are normal. I have not done any test this year. Now I will only do the test that you say. Because I am also financially weak. I have to spend a lot. Can’t I am currently 42 years old.

  5. tejinder Singh says:

    Kindly sugest madication for swollen ankles.
    I have Arthritis as well as light varicose veins.

  6. Ted R Adams says:

    I’m a 59yo male, I eat very clean and no sugar, I have a swollen ankle for 2 years now. Painful to walk on. Have ruled out all internal medicine causes ie. gout, arthritis, heart issues. MRI shows lots of swelling in Bursa and ligaments. I’m currently on a yeast kill diet for 39 days. I am using arnica but not a lot of change

    • Swelling which tests do not show the “cause” or a “disease” is most likely the result of slow or halted lymph flow. Mostly medical doctors are not fully educated on lymph and the issues related to lymph congestion when they are not finding a cause with their tests, etc.
      Several things one can do to get lymph moving are walk for 30 minutes. If that is difficult ar first, do what you are able. Also, pumping feet while sitting for anyone, especially those with mobility restrictions. Breathing exercises pump lymph as well – the main pump is under the diaphragm which is often used very little in those who are sedentary.
      Sedentary lifestyle is just asking for problems. Walking or other lightly jolting the body stimulates all the organs and the body’s electrical system and pumps lymph.
      Believe it or not, it has been discovered that we have more lymph than blood.
      Let that sink in. After understanding all of this, doesn’t it make sense why being sedentary is next to death…well it gets you there quicker, with lots of pain too.

      Even just lightly slapping the legs, beginning at the ankles on up to the knees then thighs and the bend where thighs and torso meet (groin area) can alleviate some of the swelling.
      Lymph isn’t fully understood by traditionally educated medical doctors, although some have learned about it by having family needing something which medicines are not really addressing. This pushes them beyond their pharmaceutical education to find alternative remedies.

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