Question by  miaolan (32)

Why do you get swollen feet and ankles?

I'm not injured.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

Standing too long is one reason. Water retention is another cause. A circulation problem is a cause. Varicose veins is another reason. Improper footwear could be another cause.


Answer by  Darry (3853)

You likely are retaining water. This could happen for a variety of reasons though typically the cause is excessive salt intake. Sometimes it is a symptom of something more serious such as kidney or heart disease, if it continues talk to your doctor.


Answer by  Faylinn (58)

A common cause of swollen feet and ankles is fluid retention. That can really make your feet and ankles swell. You should definitely contact a medical practitioner to get it checked out.


Answer by  Travis404607 (3916)

Swollen feet and ankles can be evidence of either a lymphatic system problem or a vascular problem. If it is a vascular problem, the swelling could either be pooling of blood in the foot region, or it could be inflamed tissue from lack of blood circulation to the area. Lymphatic issues can cause pooling lymph fluid there.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Your heart may not be functioning properly or maybe you have just been on them too long during the day.


Answer by  RachelW (932)

Swollen feet and ankles are a common side effect of water retention. This can be caused by excess sodium in the diet, warm temperatures or certain hormonal conditions. Particularly if you are walking around on hot days, swollen feet and ankles are very common.


Answer by  Doris59 (1647)

There are many reasons for the swelling you are experiencing. You could have something serious going on so consult a health care practitioner to get to the bottom of it. Perhaps you are overweight or pregnant. Or there could be an obstruction of the venous system. Sometimes swelling could indicate a heart problem or arthritis.

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