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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why not: If you have any swelling of your feet, this will help. Certainly this is a way to decrease pressure in your lower extremities and improve blood retur ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Bring swelling down.: After being on your feet all day, gravity pulls fluid in the only direction it knows... Down. You might notice them mildly swollen after a long day o ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Should you? If you have "edema" or swelling in any part of the lower extremity, be it in the feet, ankles or legs then this is a good idea. Elevation ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Should be fine.: You'll likely be working your abdominal muscles more than anything. With any new exercise or stretch, start at low intensity and go slow. If you're ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Somewhat important: The swelling of the feet is more annoying than anything. If you elevate your feet the swelling will tend to be less but really the fluid is just being ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
To reduce: Or eliminate swelling. Allowing feet to remain dependent allows for gravity to pull blood in the feet.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Miles
26 years experience Podiatry
Shock: It is vital to insure adequate oxygen to the brain. You must protect the blood supply to the brain.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Go to the Doctor: You need to be seen at the doctor urgently. You do not need to go to the er, but you must get in to be examined by your family physician or a neurolog ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
24 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Typically rest and elevation can help your feet feel better. However, if you have a circulation problem, it could make the symptoms worse. Try good ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Probable swelling: If swollen then the pressure may be stimulating a nerve response. When elevated the swelling recedes and takes pressure off the nerve.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Wittenberg
53 years experience Podiatry
Probably heel pain?: The pain in the bottom of the foot, especially after getting up on it after sitting or sleeping is usually heel spur syndrome associated with inflamma ... Read More

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