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It is normal to have some swelling after an injury. But if a
large area of swelling occurs within 30 minutes of an injury, the swelling may
be a sign of:
Swelling (edema) in the feet and ankles is common after you have been
sitting or standing for a length of time. It is also common during hot or humid
weather. Sitting or lying down with your feet propped up often relieves this
type of swelling.
Swelling is more serious when:
Treatment will depend on the cause of your swelling.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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