Has anyone else had this problem? I’ve been suffering from a swollen ankle/foot for a few years now (am 55) it’s mostly a problem in the summer months and when I’ve been on a plane. I did break my ankle years a few ago and I’ve read it may be that I could have damaged a vein? I have asked my GP who says this could be investigated at some point- any advice in the meantime would be appreciated. Thanks
I should tell your GP that you feel 'some point' has now arrived, and you would like a referral please? You can wear an elasticated stocking to keep the swelling down, but you need to know what is causing it and if there is any treatment.
Im 60 and my ankles swell even on short journeys especially when flying. It usually takes a few days to go down and always swells when it’s hot. I think it’s just water retention I’ do take a blood pressure tablet.
Hello Moll22 - I have this problem and have to wear compression stockings every day. But I also have regular weekly drainage massage by a masseuse trained in this sort of work and it helps enormously. One thing you can do is lie on your back with your feet as high as possible up the wall for 10 minutes twice a day. It does help.