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Flying 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.
Many women report that their shoe size grew as a result of pregnancy. This increase in foot size and arch drop has been confirmed in medical studies and is most noticeable during the mother’s first pregnancy. It has also been shown to persist even after childbirth. Theories for this phenomenon revolve around the extra weight of pregnancy and a hormone (relaxin) which may loosen ligaments in the feet.
If you (or your loved one) are pregnant and suffering with sore feet or ankles, consult Dr. Miller to regain comfort and minimize long-term complications. This may include specialized insoles to redistribute pressure and stockings to control swelling.