Foot Facts -- Edema


Are your feet or legs swollen? Are they causing you discomfort?


Peripheral edema, or leg swelling, of the feet, calves and thighs is caused by the retention of fluid in the tissues. Painless swelling of the feet and legs is a common problem, especially in older people.

The swelling can be a minor problem though it can be an indication of more serious illnesses.

Common causes of leg edema include:

  • Being overweight
  • Old age
  • Veins in legs that connot properly pump blood back to the heart
  • Blood clot in leg
  • Leg infection
  • Long airplane or car rides and sitting or standing for long periods
  • Pregnancy
  • Taking medications including antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and hormones, such as estrogen

While most leg swelling does not pose a significant health risk it is important to seek a doctor's advice since swelling may indicate a more serious health issue.

The Kenkoh Massage Sandal has been clinically proven to reduce edema. Wearing your Kenkoh sandals in the morning and in the evening can be an effective treatment for foot and leg swelling.

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