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By Dr. Philip Pinsker
July 24, 2013
Category: Foot Health
Tags: Prevention   Summer   Swollen Feet  

Are your feet puffy and uncomfortable this summer?

The hot weather in the summer can be hard to handle. Heat and humiditycauses us to sweat and become dehydrated and leaves us wanting to just sit in an air-conditioned room all day.  Swollen feet that are uncomfortable and make it difficult to wear shoesare another added negative to hot weather. Heat causes your blood vessels to dilate. Fluids then pool in your legs and feet after you have been upright for a long time.

There are some easy ways to prevent them though. Follow these easy tips from Dr. Pinsker, a foot specialist in Washington, PA:

  • Since standing or sitting for long periods of time leads to swelling, try and reduce the time you need to do either. Elevate your legs for periods of time during the day if you can and definitely when you get home after a long day of being on your feet.
  • Reduce swelling by being active. Getting your heart pumping will in turn get out some of the fluids that have accumulated in your legs and feet.
  • Support stockings are another way to ease foot swelling. These may not be the best look with shorts and sandals but they really can help!  They are stockings specifically designed to help with circulation.
  • When you perspire heavily, your salt levels can become depleted. A loss of salt affects circulation resulting in excess fluid in your limbs. Getting adequate salt intake can reduce swelling.

If you are suffering with foot swelling that is not getting better after home treatments, please see us for help. You can make an appointment by calling (724) 225-7410 or by visiting Philip S. Pinkser, D.P.M. online