Why Are My Feet Swollen?

What Causes Swollen Feet

There are many factors and conditions that can cause swelling in the legs and/or feet, including:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting or standing, often made worse in heat
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Chronic venous insufficiency, caused by faulty valves in the veins of the legs
  • Cardiovascular and/or respiratory diseases
  • Certain medications such as hormones, hypertension drugs and antidepressants
  • High salt diet

How to Relieve Swollen Feet

Treatment for swollen feet depends on your condition. You are encouraged to:

  • Not sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Stop frequently to stretch or take a short walk
  • Quit smoking
  • Exercise daily
  • Adopt a healthy diet
  • Lose weight

If you have chronic swelling or pain in your legs or feet, come in for a consultation. We will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if you are having any issues with your vascular system. If so, our doctors will recommend a treatment plan. Treatment may range from relatively non-invasive procedures such as compression stockings, to minimally invasive therapies that will close off or remove affected veins.

2017-04-04T21:45:52+00:00July 20th, 2015|