Foot, leg, and ankle swelling

Alternative Names

Swelling of the ankles – feet – legs; Ankle swelling; Foot swelling; Leg swelling; Edema – peripheral; Peripheral edema

Definition of Foot, leg, and ankle swelling

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people.

Review

A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Greg Juhn, MTPW, David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine (5/21/2009). – 12/1/2009

Foot swelling
Lower leg edema

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