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why do my feet swell when i am sitting down?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Because your: Egs are in a dependent position and allow gravity to work. Try elevating legs wh en sitting if possible.
Answered on Sep 4, 2020
Dr. Chuc Dang
Dr. Chuc Dang answered
34 years experience Podiatry
Swelling = edema: Foot swelling (= pedal edema) occurs when standing or sitting with the feet dangling (not propped up). In these positions, the feet are subject to gravity, which causes fluid retention. By propping up (elevating) your feet, you would remove the effect of gravity, thus allowing the swelling to improve. As for the causes of swelling, there are many, so finding the cause may help treat the swelling.
Answered on May 5, 2019

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