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.

Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

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