Teacher Leg Swelling
What Causes Swollen Feet?
When you stand on your feet for long periods of time, your blood vessels cannot work eﬃciently, and ﬂuids begin to build up within your tissues and cells. Occasionally, swollen feet can also be a symptom of a more serious condition, like cellulitis, Achilles tendonitis, chronic venous insuﬃciency, heel pain and even deep vein thrombosis (dvt). A number of medications can also contribute to or cause foot edema, so be sure to review the side eﬀects of any prescription medications you are taking. Pregnancy can contribute to foot swelling as well.
Many teachers use orthotic shoes and shoe inserts to provide added support for the feet, ankles, and legs while they teach. You may also ﬁnd it helpful to move as much as possible while you teach, rather than standing in one place. Pacing around the room’s perimeter, in front of the blackboard, and in between rows of students may not only help to alleviate your foot pain, but make your students more engaged in the class discussion. You may also add a small stool or chair to the front of the classroom, allowing you to sit while you lead your class.
When you are at home, try to elevate your feet as much as possible while you relax, grade papers, and sleep. Special wedges or pillows can help prop your feet up so that your body can drain the excess ﬂuid.
Compression sleeves made with proper graduated compression are an excellent way to reduce foot pain and swelling. The tight, ﬂexible material helps to increase the blood ﬂow to the feet, control swelling, and provide comfort and support to the foot’s arches. Many individuals rely on compression sleeves to prevent or reduce their foot pain and inﬂammation.
Orthosleeve’s FS6 Compression Foot Sleeves, CS6 Compression Calf Sleeves and the FS6+ foot and leg sleeve provides support to both the feet and calves, and can be worn beneath ordinary work clothing, under socks or in any shoes. The medical-grade nylon fabric oﬀers graduated compression that supports every area of the leg and foot.
If you are a teacher who would like to help relieve your swollen feet, visit our compression sleeve products page today to learn more.