Your feet can swell up from a variety of causes ranging from just sitting in one place for too long without moving (such as during a long bus, train, or plane trip) to a severe ankle injury like an ankle sprain. Even a minor ankle sprain can cause severe swelling. If you are experiencing swelling in your feet and ankles, your foot doctor can determine the cause and provide the proper treatment.

Some possible causes of swollen feet include the following:

  • Foot and ankle injuries—An ankle sprain or another injury can cause severe swelling.
  • Fluid retention—Edema is the medical term for fluid retention in the soft tissues. Swelling from fluid retention can be caused by side effects of certain medications and from having too much salt in your diet, among other things.
  • Obesity—Carrying a lot of extra pounds around increases the stress and pressure on your feet and ankles leading to swelling.
  • Medication side effects—Certain medications, including antidepressants, corticosteroids, blood pressure medications, and hormone replacement therapy drugs, often produce the side effect of swelling in the feet and ankles.

For swelling and any other problems you are having with your feet and ankles, make an appointment to see your trusted foot doctor. At Podiatry Center of New Jersey, Dr. Russell Samofal, Dr. Dolan Chowdhury, Dr. Jaclyn Ramirez, Dr. Chris A. Obiarinze, Dr. Eric Freiler, Dr. Owen Morris, Dr. Farah Lakhram, Dr. Meltem Ates, Dr. Zakiyyah Waters, Dr. Ashley Kim, and Dr. Riddhi Shah treat a variety of conditions such as sports injuries, diabetic foot problems, pediatric foot conditions, toe deformities, arthritis, nail fungus, arch problems, and heel pain. Equipped with advanced technologies and dedicated staff, our 11 conveniently located offices provide individualized high-quality care for patients across Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, Ocean, Passaic, and Union Counties. For all your foot and ankle problems, contact our Wayne, NJ office at (973) 925-4111 for an appointment.