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.
Last Revised: October 1, 2012
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