Swollen ankles, feet and legs (oedema)Overview

overview

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

symptoms

Symptoms of oedema include swollen or puffy ankles, feet or legs and shiny stretched or red skin.

treatments_overview

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.

Page last reviewed: 14/11/2018
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