Ankle swelling and leg edema often go hand in hand, as both terms refer to the accumulation of fluid in the lower extremities. Leg edema is a broader term that encompasses swelling not only in the ankles but also in the calves and thighs. Here are some potential causes of ankle swelling and leg edema:
If you experience ankle swelling and leg edema, it is advisable to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The underlying cause will determine the management approach, which may include lifestyle modifications, such as leg elevation and regular exercise, compression therapy, medications, or treatment of the underlying medical condition.
If you notice sudden or severe swelling, pain, redness, warmth, or difficulty breathing, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention, as it could indicate a more serious condition or medical emergency.
RCC Cardiac Urgent Care is accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening cardiac symptoms, including:
PLEASE NOTE: that this is NOT a traditional Urgent Care Center treating any and all ailments. Our facility is ONLY for cardiac related symptoms.
At our Penn Cardiology Specialty Network facility, you will will be cared for by our team of cardiac specialists, and receive access to our state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including:
We will work with your primary or referring physicians to develop a plan of treatment that is suited to meet your individual needs.
We also provide accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening vascular symptoms, including:
As more and more complex procedures are performed in the outpatient and inpatient setting, the risk of perioperative cardiac complication increases. Regional Cardiology Consultants’ dedicated team specializes in providing the accurate and timely pre-op clearance required by patients.
Our services include:
Better yet, all services can be performed in the convenience of our offices. In most cases, we can have a preliminary report for your physician the same day as our consult and a folder containing everything you need to proceed with planned surgery including the transcribed pre-op consult, EKG with interpretation, and any other testing required to be cleared for your procedure.
Regional Cardiology Consultants is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, state of the art, compassionate, cost-effective and timely medical services in the promotion of improved health for the community of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas.