Yup, me too

October 3, 2008 at 10:25 am

Hi Lauren,

I too have a problem with swelling in my ankles primarily, but my lower legs and feet (even into my toes) swell periodically. Most people had to be convinced that it wasn’t imaginary…

I’ve noticed that activity usually keeps the swelling down. I try to do aerobic exercise daily (elliptical machine, weight training and swimming). I also do my physical therapy exercises daily. My wife and I daily ride our bicycles. And I try to walk and take stairs whenever I can. (Yes it’s very time consumming, but it’s what I have to do to keep the swelling down). I try to keep my feet elevated when at my desk at work … which doesn’t really look very good, but it helps.

I’ve also noticed that an extended plane trip or drive causes swelling. The last plane trip I took to Cincinatti didn’t cause swelling on the way up (I made sure to exercise before we left and as soon as the plane was on the ground we took a walk across the purple people bridge). But after the return trip cause a lot of swelling.

BTW … who is that little cutie in your photo?