Swelling in the Feet and Ankles? Get Relief for Painful Edema with the Trendelenburg Position!

Trendelenburg position chair

Occasionally, physicians refer their patients suffering from Edema to us for help finding solutions to alleviate some of their symptoms. Sometimes this includes shopping for a lift chair or medical bed that reclines in the Trendelenburg position.

Read on for some quick information about the Trendelenburg position and how it can help those suffering from Edema.

We’ll also discuss what Edema is, it’s symptoms, and what to do if you need relief.

Edema is a condition commonly found in, but not limited to, senior citizens. Excess fluids that usually accumulate in the legs, ankles, and feet, cause swelling that can be quite painful and really uncomfortable to live with!

There are many common causes of Edema. External causes range from prolonged lack of movement, hormone fluctuations, or a diet excessive in salt.

But there are plenty of diseases that can cause Edema as well. A few examples include:
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Failure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lymphedema 
Luckily, there are a few ways to soothe aching and swelling in the feet and ankles, and help overall circulation:

While there is some debate within the medical community about whether it has significant benefits, many doctors still recommend Trendlensberg’s position as a traditional remedy for the symptoms of Edema because it improves circulation to the lower extremities. 

The Trendelenburg places the patient in a reclining position with the feet and ankles raised slightly above the heart, and the heart raised somewhat above the head. 

Patients suffering from the symptoms of pain and discomfort of Edema report a lift chair or a medical bed that can recline into the Trendlendberg’s position provides much-needed relief from the aches and pains. Many patients report that not only does the Trendelenburg position support circulation in the feet, ankles, and legs, it can also be quite relaxing. 

If you or a loved one has Edema or any of the many other conditions that cause swelling in the lower extremities due to poor circulation, consider trying Trendlensburg’s position. It’s an excellent, drug-free therapeutic remedy for discomfort and pain!