My husband (79), who suffers from COPD/emphysema and is on oxygen 24x7 , is now getting swollen ankles and feet. They go down a lot after a night in bed. He only walks about 20 paces maximum a day as he gets so breathless and I tell him to put his feet up (which he hardly does!). I imagine the Doc would only suggest diuretics or some other drug, but he's already on so many other drugs. I'm also finding it difficult to get socks for him that don't cut into his leg. I've tried one lot of diabetic socks but they're still tight. I wonder if anyone has any suggestions to a) help stop the swelling and b) where to get suitable socks that don't cost the earth. Many thanks.