Swollen feet and ankles in the older person, is it normal???
Posted on 20th December 2017 at 17:53
Many older people suffer with swollen ankles and feet and this can be really alarming. But the good news is that usually this is just part of the aging process.
In young and middle-aged people swollen feet (when not pregnant) is definitely a reason to see a GP. Also in any age group a single swollen leg, ankle or foot is a cause for concern.
In the older population having the feet and ankles in both legs swell is something to be managed carefully but not anything to be too worried about unless there is a sudden change in this.