Swelling (edema) of the foot and ankle

Normal foot and ankle, and foot and ankle with edema

Swelling (edema) of the foot and ankle may be called pedal edema.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Current as ofNovember 20, 2017

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