Swollen ankles, feet and legs (oedema)Overview


Swelling in the ankles, feet and legs is often caused by a build-up of fluid, called oedema.


The main sign of oedema is swelling in your ankles, feet or legs.


To help the swelling go down, lie down and use pillows to raise the swollen area, wear comfortable shoes and do some gentle exercise like walking.

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