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Chandler Office

  • 595 N. Dobson, Suite D-71
    Chandler, AZ 85224
  • Phone: 480-963-9000
  • Toll Free: 877-866-2417
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Gilbert Office

  • 2680 S Val Vista Drive
    Gilbert, AZ 85295
  • Phone: 480-981-1800
  • Fax: 480-981-0229
  • Toll Free: 877-866-2417
  • Office Hours:
  • Suite #177, Building #14
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What causes feet to swell?

The causes of swollen feet are many and varied, but could be divided into a few main categories:

  • Activity-related – Sitting too long at your desk or on a plane, or standing long hours at work (checkouts or factory workers), can cause fluid to collect at the lowest point of your body.
  • Injury or surgery related – When your body experiences trauma (damaged tendons, broken bones, incisions and tissue manipulation during surgery), it rushes extra fluids to the area to provide nutrients and fight off infection.
  • Medical conditions – Some examples are heart and liver disease, poor valves in the veins in your legs, clots or blockages in the blood vessels, or kidneys that don’t excrete fluids properly.
  • Hormonal changes – Swollen feet and ankles are common during pregnancy and your menstrual cycles, and hormone treatments like estrogen can also produce this symptom in women.
  • Medications – Certain blood pressure meds, antidepressants, and steroids can increase your likelihood of edema.

We have many home care techniques (elevation, icing, massage) to reduce swelling, but visit Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona for correct diagnosis so you can get treatment for the underlying cause as well. You can reach us in Gilbert, AZ at (480) 981-1800 or by calling our Chandler office at (480) 963-9000.