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Swollen feet and ankles

By Anonymous June 2, 2017 - 6:13pm
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My feet and ankles keep swelling why? I elevate for days then they do it again

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for reaching out to EnpowHER.

Some causes for feet and ankle swelling may be caused by weight. Excess body mass can decrease blood circulation, causing fluid to build up in the feet, legs, and ankles. Standing or sitting for long periods. When the muscles are inactive, they can't pump body fluids back up toward the heart. The retention of water and blood can cause swelling in the legs. An injury of some sort can cause the foot or ankle to swell as also.

Other possible causes here: http://www.healthline.com/symptom/swollen-ankle

Hope this helps.


June 3, 2017 - 4:24am
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