This site is intended for healthcare professionals

Go to /sign-in page

You can view 5 more pages before signing in

Swollen legs

Last reviewed dd mmm yyyy. Last edited dd mmm yyyy

Authoring team

Swollen ankles are a common complaint in primary care and are often difficult to manage. Ankle swelling may be the result of local, regional or systemic disease. In general, chronic swelling of one leg is more likely to be local whereas bilateral swelling usually has a systemic cause such as cardiac failure, but may be due to a local or lymphatic problem.

Related pages

Create an account to add page annotations

Annotations allow you to add information to this page that would be handy to have on hand during a consultation. E.g. a website or number. This information will always show when you visit this page.