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I am a truck driver and my feet swell badly. Is theresomething that i can do to reduce the swelling and numbness?

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In brief: Swelling

Move around as much as you can while not driving.
Watch your salt intake and alcohol and wear compression hose. If it continues you may have other health issues so see your dr.

In brief: Swelling

Move around as much as you can while not driving.
Watch your salt intake and alcohol and wear compression hose. If it continues you may have other health issues so see your dr.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Occupational hazard

Sitting for long hours, particularly on car/truck seats will predispose you to swelling ( the seat portion is longer and presses on the back of the knee area) i would suggest brisk walking whenever you get out of the truck, elevate your feet when you can, watch your salt intake and try different positions for your legs while driving ( as long as you can do this safely).

In brief: Occupational hazard

Sitting for long hours, particularly on car/truck seats will predispose you to swelling ( the seat portion is longer and presses on the back of the knee area) i would suggest brisk walking whenever you get out of the truck, elevate your feet when you can, watch your salt intake and try different positions for your legs while driving ( as long as you can do this safely).
Dr. Stephen Arbes
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Dr. Ernest Isaacson
Would consider compression hose also
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: It's a problem

You can wear compression knee high socks.
Take as many breaks as you can and walk when you take those breaks.

In brief: It's a problem

You can wear compression knee high socks.
Take as many breaks as you can and walk when you take those breaks.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: WearElastic stocking

Wear elastic stockings, take precaution to prevent thromboembolism , have to take frequent breaks and at least walk, low dose Aspirin is beneficial , make sure you have no, hypertension, diabetes , and heart failure , .

In brief: WearElastic stocking

Wear elastic stockings, take precaution to prevent thromboembolism , have to take frequent breaks and at least walk, low dose Aspirin is beneficial , make sure you have no, hypertension, diabetes , and heart failure , .
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