Knees and ankles swelling

Hi, My wife has been having swelling in her knees and ankles. When she stands for long periods the swelling aggravates and becomes quite uncomfortable with a feeling of restlessness. She then has to lie on the bed and keep her feet elevated. So the swelling lessens a bit but doesn't go off completely. Are we missing something here???
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Dr. Harsha
Bangalore | General Physician
Hi there...swelling of legs could be due to several reasons like venous insufficiency, cardiac abnormalities, protein deficiency, renal disease. She will need a detailed clinical examination and further investigations. So kindly consult a general physician for further evaluation.
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