What causes fluid in ankle joints?


WebMD reports that fluid in joints such as the ankles is referred to as joint effusion or swollen joints, which is a condition commonly caused by injuries, infections and different types of arthritis. Swollen joints occur with an increase in fluids surrounding the joints.

WebMD lists several types of arthritis that may cause joint swelling. Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can develop at any age and causes swollen, stiff and painful joints. Gout is a type of arthritis that strikes suddenly with severe swelling, joint pain, warmth and redness, and 75 percent of gout cases occur in the big toe. Osteoarthritis usually occurs with age or after an injury, and it wears down the cartilage that cushions the ends of bones. Ankylosing spondylitis affects the sacroiliac joints, which are the at the base of the spine where it joins the pelvis. Infectious arthritis occurs when the tissues and fluid of the joint become infected by bacteria, fungus or a virus. Psoriatic arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease that occurs in about 5 to 23 percent of people with a skin condition known as psoriasis.

WebMD also states that joint injuries can be caused by strains, sprains and dislocations, and they can also result in swollen joints.

Q&A Related to "What causes fluid in ankle joints?"
Accumulation of Fluid in the ankle joints is caused by the soft tissues that surrounds it but it can have many causes, it could probably be traumatic injury, gout, arthritis, infection
Swollen ankles, feet and legs, referred to medically as edema, occur when
Causes Of Fluid Retention. Many different problems and conditions can cause edema (swelling due to fluid retention) Some causes involve lifestyle (diet, lack of exercise, alcoholism
I have the same thing. It started first with the right ankle about 3 months before it began on my left ankle. ANd, now it presents itself on both anklesand around the heel. If I wrap
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com