Home treatment is the first step to treating edema, or swelling due to excess fluid in the legs and ankles. Treatment may include elevating the feet above heart level, wearing compression stockings and exercising the leg... More »

If a swollen leg does not require immediate medical attention, Mayo Clinic recommends resting the leg in an elevated position, using a pillow under the leg. Moving around instead of standing or sitting for long periods i... More »

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Mild leg swelling can be attributedto things like sitting for long periods, pregnancy, certain medications and a diet high in salt. There also are serious medical conditions that can cause leg edema, including kidney dis... More »

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According to WebMD, swollen feet are caused by a variety of factors that include pregnancy, injuries such as sprained ankles and lymph fluid retention. While swollen feet during pregnancy is considered common, rapid swel... More »

Whereas treatment for swollen ankles usually can be handled at home, emergency medical care should be sought out if the swollen ankles are due to preeclampsia, liver or kidney failure, abscesses, congestive heart failure... More »

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The treatment for edema of the legs and feet includes antihistamines, blood thinners and corticosteroids; surgery; chemotherapy; radiation; and diuretics, notes WebMD. Each of these treatments applies to a specific cause... More »

Sodium can cause swollen legs and ankles, according to Healthline. A diet with a high salt content can worsen edema, which is swelling that occurs when the body retains fluid. Edema is commonly a symptom of some other co... More »

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