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Help does anyone else have this problem? Feet swell so much on flight it is hard to get shoes back on

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In brief: Common problem

Its common to have swelling during and/or after a flight- mostly related to the air cabin pressure and sitting with legs dependent (or hanging down) for periods of time.
Try compression stockings next time.

In brief: Common problem

Its common to have swelling during and/or after a flight- mostly related to the air cabin pressure and sitting with legs dependent (or hanging down) for periods of time.
Try compression stockings next time.
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Dr. Christopher Pappas
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Common

This is a common physiologic response to flight.
Easy recommendations are: - be sure to move in flight (when safe) - even if you just simple foot flexion and extension exercises (check the in flight magazine, there are usually diagrams - drink plenty of fluids - purchase compression stockings if your symptoms are sever - wear shoes that are easy to get on/off at the airport or on the plane.

In brief: Common

This is a common physiologic response to flight.
Easy recommendations are: - be sure to move in flight (when safe) - even if you just simple foot flexion and extension exercises (check the in flight magazine, there are usually diagrams - drink plenty of fluids - purchase compression stockings if your symptoms are sever - wear shoes that are easy to get on/off at the airport or on the plane.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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