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A 34-year-old female asked:

When i lay down my ankles and feet swelling go down but when i get up and walk they swell back up?

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Dr. Neil Horsley
Podiatry 37 years experience
Swelling Feet: Gravity contributes to the swelling. Swelling can become worse in the afternoon. Buying shoes in the afternoon is a good idea. The swelling you have sounds worse than the normal swelling indicated above, therefore you should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or your podiatrist.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Swelling : Many things can cause swelling from excessive alcohol, high blood pressure, pregnancy and injury. Was there any event that started it? If not i suggest getting it checked.

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Last updated May 19, 2019

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