will walking help swollen feet
You need to understand why they are swollen. Is it neuropathy related or may be medication related? In either case you need to consult your doctor and device a plan of action to help cut down the swelling! Certainly walking will help decrease the fluid, by increasing the circulation over all and issues with sodium, like a salty meal from the night before , walking will definitely help decrease the swelling!
But best idea is to see your physician to know what the root cause is and then form a plan of action with them.
I am currently suffering with severely swollen ankles. I am seeing my doctor next week, but in the meantime, he told me to elevate my feet as much as possible and try not to walk in the heat. I seem to have this problem every summer. Alabama is hot and humid. I also have a respiratory infection right now and my pulmonary doctor thinks the swelling could also be related to that. However, if anyone has a remedy, I would certainly be interested in hearing it.
My feet/ankles have been swollen for 25 years, since long before I took any medications or had diabetes. My experience has been that they will swell worse when the weather gets warmer (and it doesn't have to be hot--going from 55 degrees to 70 will do it). And when I first start a walking program, or if I overdo my exercising, they will also swell more. But after a few days on a good walking program for 2-3 days, the exercise definitely helps the swelling to go down, presumably as my heart gets stronger and circulates the blood better.
A nutritionist told me to make sure I was getting enough electrolytes for my swollen ankles. At the time she told me to use Emergen-C which I did and got rid of the swollen ankles. Today I do not use Emergen-C because it is sweetened with fructose which almost instantly turns into fat when insulin resistance is at play. Instead, I use one of the varieties Ionic Fizz to provide the electrolytes and it works nicely.
I agree that walking helps with swollen feet. I, myself, have experienced the same. The more I walk, the better my ankles and legs feel. As soon as I sit, after being in the heat, my ankles swell and I'm miserable. I try to keep walking as much as I can instead of sitting at the computer or t.v. As soon as you can, see a doctor. In the meantime, good luck.
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