Swollen ankles and feet! Ouuuuuch!

  1. Hi nurses! :heartbeat

    Not sure if Im posting in the right thread but I have noticed since I started nursing, by the end of an 8 hour shift I have really swollen ankles and feet, like reallllly swollen. I have quite bad circulation (even though Im young) and always have cold feet and hands and worried about the longterm effects of this swelling (varicose veins?).

    Any recommendations from other lovely nurses out there with the same problem? Shoes? Compression Stockings? Cold packs?

    Thanks so much!
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    The membership here at Allnurses.com is not permitted to exchange medical advice per our terms of service. It would be best if you consulted with a physician or other primary care provider about your issues rather than anonymous people on an internet forum.

    We wish you the very best of luck and hope that you are able achieve a resolution to your discomforting issues.