My easy child started working out a few months ago. He has complained, he thought he had shin splints. His ankles would swell along with pain. Then he had severe swelling and he was in pain, so he went to Dr. That particular time he had 2nd degree sun burn! Blisters. Ok..that was about 6 weeks ago. His ankles are still swelling. To the point he cannot even put shoes or sandals on. He says it is not painful just annoying. I am worried. Why would this happen. He didn't work out on Friday and they were really big. didn't work out on Saturday, and still this morning he couldn't get his shoes on. My mother has diabetes, could this be a symptom? he is 24 and is still on my medical insurance for another 7 months. Then he will have no insurance. Should I be concerned? My ankles swell, but only when I am at work and I attribute that to sitting in a chair for 12 hours with little movement. Mine go down once I am done with work and walk around. His ankles don't seem to go down. he says they do, but for three days I have noticed only a slight reduction.