U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
The Bahamas
A 42-year-old female asked:

my feet are swollen after a long days work from sitting at my desk. what is this? how can i treat it?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Venous insufficiency: It is likely to be due to pooling of blood from venous insufficiency. It would be good for you to get up and walk about every hour or so. If you can elevate your feet at your desk, that may help too. If you are overweight, losing weight will be good.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Swollen feet: As stated , it is a great idea to get up and move around during the day ( not to the detriment of your job !) as the muscles pump fluid in the leg . Prolonged sitting allows the fluid to pool in your feet and legs .
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Be a Mover, Shaker..: Blood circulates to you leg through your arteries. The flow is under pressure from the heart and is flowing down hill. It works very effectively. The blood returns to the heart through veins. The return is accomplished by your muscles contracting, your breathing and small valves in the legs, all which are minimized when sitting. You need to increase muscle contraction and breathing, so move about.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Jan 29, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.