2. Swollen Feet and Legs

Edema is a medical word for swelling. There are several causes of inflammation from injury to illness, and it can occur in many different body parts. If you have cardiomyopathy, you might get swollen ankles, legs, or feet. Edema can occur in the abdomen or veins on your neck, too. As your limbs grow large and heavy, this can be a painful symptom of the heart muscle disease.