Do you sit or stand for long hours at work or have you had a difficult day that has overwhelmed you? How has it affected your feet; are they heavy and painful? Swelling of the feet is an unpleasant complication that affects almost everyone at least once in their life. It occurs due to insufficient blood flow to the feet, for example due to high summer temperatures, fatigue of the feet and also from wearing bad shoes. However, many people have no idea that these symptoms can indicate more serious health problems.
SWOLLEN FEET AND ITS CAUSE
It is probably no surprise that swelling of the feet is a common disease in modern civilization. They manifest as a feeling of pressure in the lower limbs, pain and possible numbness or night cramps. It can be caused by many factors and firstly it is important to find out the cause of the swelling, which could be not so obvious. The most common reasons are long standing sessions and low activity, injuries, problems with the lymphatic system, veins, pregnancy, travel or may indicate serious health problems (liver, lung disease,…), for which it is necessary to seek medical help.