Why are My Feet Swollen?

Why are My Feet Swollen?Swollen feet is a common condition that results from many causes. Swelling can occur in the foot, leg, and ankle. According to Scottsdale top podiatrist, Dr. Mark Forman, DPM, MBA, FAPWCA, common causes include:
  • Edema
  • Injury- broken bone or sprain
  • Overweight
  • Standing for long periods of time

Dr. Mark Forman and his specialized team at Put Your Feet First, recommend some simple home remedy solutions to reduce swelling:

  • Raise your legs above your heart while lying down.
  • Exercise your legs.
  • Enjoy a low-salt diet.
  • Wear support stockings (sold at most drugstores and medical supply stores).
  • When traveling, take breaks often to stand up and move around.
  • Avoid tight clothing or garters around your thighs.
  • Maintain a manageable weight.
Never stop taking any medicines you think may be causing swelling without consulting with your healthcare provider.


To get to the root of your problem, please visit us at Put Your Feet First to discover why your feet are swollen and allow us to put you on the best corrective path. You can schedule an appointment with us via our website or by calling 480.423.8400. Please let us put YOU first!
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