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By Skokie Foot & Ankle Specialists, Ltd.
May 30, 2016
Category: Swelling
Tags: swelling   airplane   stockings   circulation  

Feet in AirplaneFlying can take its toll on one’s legs. Long lines in the airport has been trending in the news recently. Wear your most comfortable and supportive shoes.  Flip-flops may be easy but inadequate for long airport corridors.

Swelling can develop in the legs during flight, which often results in achy feet, cramping of the muscles, and general discomfort.  Make a concerted effort to get up and move around, thus enhancing the circulation in your legs. Even try moving your feet while seated by acting as if you are pumping on the brakes of a car.

Ask your doctor if you are more susceptible to dangerous blood clots in the leg. Compression stockings are excellent for preventing blood clots that can occur on a long flight. These stockings have advanced so that they are both fashionable and comfortable. (Dr. Steven Miller can provide you with specific information about proper sizing and design.)

These simple precautions can keep high flying foot woes from ruining your trip.