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Swollen Legs and Ankles with Red Blotches

If you’ve begun to notice an abnormal amount of swelling in your legs and ankles, you may want to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. Swollen legs and ankles along with red blotchy skin can occur for a variety of reasons, but several may require examination and treatment.

In This Article:

  • If you have swollen legs and ankles, especially if you work on your feet, it could be a sign of edema. Edema is a condition in which fluid builds up in certain tissues of the body, namely in the arms and legs.
  • Edema can be caused by temporary water retention issues, vein blockage, valve problems, muscle pump failure, adverse effects of a medication or an allergic reaction. It can also appear as a symptom of a more serious disease.
  • To prevent leg and ankle swelling, wear loose-fitting clothing and shoes, get enough exercise, limit your salt intake and wear support stockings.

Quick Tip Now

Do you suffer from one or more of the edema symptoms listed above? Don’t wait to seek help — the sooner you get treatment the better. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment today!