Ankle swelling occurs when fluid is deposited in the ankles. Standing for long time and being confined in cars and flights can cause ankle swelling. The condition can be due to some medicines like antidepressants, steroids, blood pressure medicines and NSAID drugs. Obesity, blood clot, leg infection, injury and some medical conditions cause ankle swelling. If you have ankle swelling, you must try to cure it at home. Elevation of legs by putting pillow below the leg helps in curing the condition. You should do leg exercises. Decrease salt in the diet. Home remedies are very effective in curing the condition. The best home remedies for ankle swelling are as follows.