Tired Legs and Feet
Tired Legs and Feet is a condition sometimes referred to as tired leg syndrome. Tired leg syndrome can occur as a result of venous insufficiency and can cause heavy or tired feet and legs. Venous insufficiency is a condition in which improper blood flow causes swelling, varicose veins, and/or edema.
Tired leg syndrome, or tired feet and legs, may also be caused by neuropathy, or nerve damage. Generally tired feet cause your legs and feet to feel sore and heavy, and walking may become painful.
Prevent and Treat Tired Legs and Feet
If you're experiencing tired feet or tired leg syndrome, talk to your doctor or health care provider about treatment options. Tired feet and legs can be caused by a variety of different things from leg health problems and swelling to injuries and trauma. Your tired feet may be a symptom of an underlying health condition that should be addressed by a medical professional. Often once the underlying health condition is treated, your symptoms of tired leg syndrome disappear or at least lessen.
If your tired feet and legs are being caused by poor circulation in your legs, you can try simple exercises such as walking to help alleviate the pain. Walking and avoiding prolonged sitting or standing will help improve your circulation. You can also try lying down for at least five minutes at a time a few times throughout the day with your legs elevated above the level of your heart. This will also help improve your circulation by working with gravity to push the blood from your legs to your heart.
Graduated support stockings and socks are often doctor recommended to help prevent and treat tired feet. This special footwear can help energize your tired legs and feet by promoting healthy blood flow between your legs and heart.
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This is only general information and is not meant for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical conditions. Always consult your physician or other health care provider about all health concerns, conditions, and recommended treatments.