Swollen feet and ankles are usually as a result of Oedema. This is the medical term for fluid retention in the body. The build-up of fluid causes affected tissue to become swollen. The swelling can occur in one particular part of the body – for example, as the result of an injury – or it can be more general.
As we all get older, our feet change shape, and often we lose some of the natural padding on the bottom of our feet, that is present in younger years. Foot pain should not be considered normal, and should be addressed by consulting a professional.