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By Clark Podiatry Center
December 03, 2015
Tags: swelling  

Many people suffer from swollen feet. Although it is more common in the summer months, people can be affected by swelling in the feet even in the wintertime. Swollen feet are not usually painful, but can be concerning and warrant attention.

If your job or daily routine involves a lot of standing or walking, you may be at risk for developing swelling in the feet. If this is a temporary condition and goes away after adequate rest or exercise, you need not be worried. However, if swelling in your feet is a reoccurring problem and if you also have other health conditions such as diabetes or osteoporosis, it is advisable to consult with a doctor or your primary care physician.

Swollen feet can sometimes indicate an underlying problem or injury such as:

  • Foot Injury - Common foot conditions that come with symptoms of swelling and inflammation are sprained ankles. A sprained ankle causes the bones in your ankle to be stretched abnormally and causes strain which leads to swelling. Strains in the foot or ankle, fractures, and Achilles Tendonitis are also foot conditions that may cause swelling.
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Infection – Patients who suffer from diabetes can have nerve problems that make them more prone to foot infections. These infections can worsen rapidly without a treatment plan.
  • Clots – Blood clots can be life threatening and if you ever experience foot swelling along with fever, pain and changes in the color of the leg, you must visit a doctor as soon as possible.
  • Kidney, blood or lung disease
  • Obesity
  • Side effects from medications

There are many home remedies out there to treat foot swelling. Most treatments bring relief by increasing circulation. Thus, it is very important to keep your body hydrated by drinking water and other fluids, have a regular exercise routine, and take time to rest. If you work at a desk all day long in a sitting position, stretch and move around every hour or two. This may be as simple as taking a walk downstairs for some fresh air or walking around the office for 5 minutes.

While the above remedies will help you prevent and relieve temporary bouts of swollen feet, if you also suffer from other foot conditions or have recently had a foot or ankle injury, it is important to consult with a board certified podiatrist. After a thorough examination and evaluation, a podiatrist will be able to point you in the best direction and suggest the best form of treatment for you. Dr. Brandon Macy of Clark Podiatry is an excellent choice when it comes to finding an experienced, board certified podiatrist. Dr. Brandon Macy and his licensed staff will help you feel brand new and alleviate all your foot concerns. Visit Clark Podiatry located in Clark, New Jersey and call us today at (732) 382-3470 to book your appointment. You can also schedule your appointment online. We look forward to treating you with care and expertise!


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