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Swelling in the ankles and feet is common after you have been sitting
or standing for long periods of time (positional swelling).
Long airplane flights or automobile rides are common causes of lower
leg swelling. You have an increased risk of positional swelling if you have a
job (such as being a surgical technician, assembly line worker, or teacher)
that requires you to stand for long periods of time.
Try the following home treatment measures to help relieve symptoms of
Hot or humid weather commonly causes your hands and feet to swell
(heat edema). Heat edema also may increase the risk of positional
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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