Foot Swelling Causes and TreatmentComfort Clinic2019-03-08T14:26:44-04:00
What is Foot Swelling?
Foot swelling is caused by a build-up of fluid within the tissues and muscles around foot and ankle. This fluid build-up, also referred to as peripheral edema, reduces your ability to walk freely and comfortably.
Foot swelling is caused by a buildup of fluid within the tissues and muscles around foot and ankle.
Peripheral edema often results from wear and tear of muscles and blood vessels. Occasional foot swelling can be resolved by resting and elevating your foot, applying ice to affected area. However, when foot swelling persists, it causes various complications, including stiffness, painful chronic swelling, scarred tissue, an increased risk of infection, skin ulceration, difficulty in walking, and decrease in blood circulation.
Foot Swelling Treatment
Foot swelling can be treated in a number of ways. In many cases, foot swelling can be treated and prevented from re-occurring by using custom orthotics, orthotic shoes, compression socks, compression wraps, compression stockings, foot brace and compression hose – all of which can be found at Comfort Clinic. We also offer a wide collection of orthotic shoes, which provide necessary support and stability to your feet during everyday activities.