Edema and Swollen Feet

Swelling in the feet and calves is a common issue for diabetics, pregnant women, those with heart disease, kidney and liver failure, and even ankle and foot sprains.

How Shoes for Swollen Feet Can Offer Relief

Compression socks and shoes used to treat swelling use squeezing as a way of smoothing out fluid buildup. They prevent the superficial veins from expanding with blood and pushing out the skin. This type of footwear can also prevent the formation of blood clots.

Tips for Avoiding Swollen Feet

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid wearing tight clothing that compresses the body above the thighs. Shapewear is a good example of clothing to avoid if you are prone to swollen feet.
  • Pull over during long car rides to stretch and walk around. Periodic breaks will help promote circulation and halt fluid buildup. At least a 5-10 minute stroll is ideal.
  • Do not stand or sit for extensive blocks of time. Make sure to break up these periods with plenty of stretching and moving. Swinging your arms and legs to encourage circulation is important. Stretch breaks should be taken at least once an hour.
  • Reduce intake of alcohol and quit smoking. Both habits can cause swelling.
  • Stay away from salty food. Consuming too much salt can lead to fluid retention and hypertension.
  • If obesity or weight gain is an issue, focus on achieving a healthier weight. Losing weight will help fluid retention issues and alleviate stress on the ankle and foot joints.
  • Invest in compression socks, support shoes and diabetic slippers to combat swelling and smooth out fluid buildup.
What Kind of Edema Footwear is Available?

Socks and casual shoes are among the most common footwear products available for treating swollen feet. Slippers, athletic shoes, sandals, dress shoes and work boots are also produced. Healthy Feet Store has a selection of edema shoes for both men and women.