6. The medications you are taking may be unsuitable for you.
Quite often, swelling in the feet and ankles may be a side effect of the medications you are taking. These medications include NSAIDs, oral contraceptives, oral steroids, and others. If your legs are swollen, try to figure out whether it may be connected with taking a particular medication.
If feet and ankle swelling are caused by uncomfortable shoes or prolonged standing, this is easily treated at home by just getting proper rest and lifting your legs. If the symptoms don’t seem to disappear after a long rest, or if you suspect more serious health issues are behind them, you should immediately schedule an appointment with your doctor.
Have you ever had swollen ankles or feet? Do you know of any other medical conditions that might hide behind this symptom?