2. Prolonged Immobility
People who work behind the counter, office desks or operate machinery like tailors and drivers often end up having swollen feet. This is because they are always fixed to one position for a long period of time. When you stand for long, your lower limbs muscles are unable to contract. This slows down the flow of blood to and from the feet, leading to swelling.
In addition, sitting for a long period of time has the same effect. Insufficient flow of blood to your feet triggers swelling, making shoes too tight. Sitting positions also play a role in swollen feet, sitting cross-legged sometimes squeezes blood vessels, and thereby restricting efficient blood flow.
This position aggravates the swelling of feet. Since these causes don’t indicate any health issues, they don’t have any medical treatment, but you can take frequent breaks and walk around or elevate your feet to reduce the swelling.