Foot Health: Causes of Swollen Feet and Ankles

Swollen feet can be painful.
Edema is the official term for fluid retention.
Your foot may swell after an injury.
Most of the time, swollen feet during pregnancy is normal.
Preeclampsia is a serious condition.
Pneumatic compression relieves leg swelling.
Chronic venous insufficiency causes swelling in the legs and feet.
Heart failure is associated with swollen feet.
If your kidneys do not work well, your feet may suffer.
Excessive alcohol consumption may result in liver disease and swelling.
RICE is a useful remedy for swollen feet.
Move around to reduce foot swelling.
Take medications as directed to relieve swelling.
Sometimes foot swelling indicates a medical emergency.

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Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor on Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Foot Health: Causes of Swollen Feet and Ankles

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