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My feet have become swollen. Just two days now. Just got…

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My feet have become...

My feet have become swollen

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

Just two days now

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No, just got home from the Philippinws

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago
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My feet have become swollen, I have never had this happen to me.. I just return from a trip to the Philippines...I feel fine and no pain..
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 9 months ago

A prolonged sitting can cause swollen feet. This is termed postural and goes away on its own in some days with good physical activity.

Swelling of feet both the sides can be associated because of the following reasons;

1) Venous valvular incompetence

2) Obstruction of the lymphatic outflow

3) Dependent edema which can occur because of the prolonged standing or sitting.

4) Congestive heart failure

5) Kidney diseases

6) Protein deficiency

7) Hypothyroidism

8) Anemia

9) Medications

Following measures are beneficial in decreasing or resolving the swelling:

1) Avoid prolonged standing or walking for long distances in a single stretch.

2) Whenever you sit; keep your legs elevated on a chair or a sofa or stool.Do not hang the legs, otherwise gravity will increase the swelling.

3) Exercises / physical therapy

a) Lie down straight and raise your leg and feet for 10-20 seconds. Repeat this for ten times (twice a day whole set).

b) When you sit; pull the feet towards you for 10-20 seconds. Repeat it for ten times twice a day.

4) Raise leg end of your bed by 6 inches.

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