How to Prevent Swollen Feet

Many people experience swelling in the feet or ankles, which can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from minor local conditions to more serious conditions that involve the whole body. Usually, foot or ankle swelling is the result of an underlying issue, such as:

Minor swelling may manifest as puffiness, and leave indentations when touched. More serious conditions may result in changes in skin color and ulcers. Many of these conditions may be treated by elevation above the heart and wearing compression socks, in addition to addressing the underlying condition. Swelling can also be prevented by the following ways:

If your swelling is due to an injury like a fracture or sprain, or you notice that your swelling does not go away, it is best to consult with an experienced board-certified podiatrist like Dr. Gabriel Maislos at Houston Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Maislos has been treating patients in the Southwest Houston area for all types of foot and ankle problems, including heel pain, nail fungus, bunions, hammertoes, and ingrown toenails. In order to best serve his patients, Dr. Maislos has numerous certifications and the office is equipped with advanced technology for the most effective diagnoses and treatments. Please contact us or call our office at (713) 541-3199 to schedule an appointment today!

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