Swelling In The Ankles And Feet

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Holly - April 21

my feet are very swollen and they turn purple at time to time when im on them along period of time. i understand that my job doesnt help that much cuz i work at mcdonalds but what i dont understand is when they turn purple i massage them alot and after they turn back to their normal color they start to hurt for a long period of time to wear i have to stay off them. Should talk to my doctor about this or could you guys help me with this?

 

me - April 28

how far gone are you?im 22 weeks and mine are swollen,cant wear most of my shoes!and my mum said my toes looked purple!

 

Jbear - May 2

It sounds like you need to talk to your doctor, severe swelling can be a sign of some problems. I stand on my job too, and at my 20wk visit, the doctor told me I should work no more than 6 hours a day. (I was working 9 with no breaks) Also if you stand all the time, you have a higher risk of preterm labor and of having a low-birthweight baby, not to mention backaches. The best thing you can do to relieve the swelling yourself is to lie down on your side whenever you can, and to wear socks that aren't tight around the ankles (I found some in the men's dept at walmart that are 'relaxed fit'.) Also, don't sit with your feet propped up, because that can make circulation problems worse. Good luck, and take care of yourself, girl!

 

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