Flying and ankle swelling (oedema)
Is it varicose veins? Do you suffer from swollen, puffy feet and ankles whenever you fly long haul?
Flying and ankle swelling (oedema) commonly occur in people with underlying varicose veins.
The valves inside the veins do not work properly and this is exacerbated by prolonged sitting.
Activating the calf muscle pump by getting up and walking or doing in-flight leg exercises can help but the wearing of Compression Stockings is the most efficient way of helping reduce leg swelling (oedema).