If you are tired of having swollen and painful feet, it might be a good time to think about what might be causing your symptoms and what you can do to reduce your inflammation.

The most common causes of chronic inflammation in the feet are:
  • Blood clots in the leg
  • increased age
  • leg infections
  • Being overweight
  • Injury or surgery to the leg, ankle or foot
  • Long airplane flights or car rides
Swelling of the foot and ankles may also be a sign of heart failure, kidney failure, or liver failure. These conditions cause swelling because of excess fluid in the body. 
While most occasions of chronic swelling could be an indication of a larger problem, swelling in the feet can also just be a sign that your shoes are too tight or the size of the heel is stressing the foot out. 
More magazine recently did an article titled “3 surprising ways to fend off inflammation“. In this article, they mention that finding comfortable shoes can help to mitigate the swelling. Some of these comfortable shoes they mention are made by Vasyli. At Carmel Foot Specialists, our Podiatrist find these shoes are a practical and a stylish alternative to clunkier orthotic type shoes. Not only do these shoes reduce inflammation by giving your foot the care it needs, these shoes are known to prevent or alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis. 
If you have any questions or concerns about your chronic inflammation, please contact us!