In response to the enquiry “Can your feet swell from driving long distance?” and other enquiries about foot swelling after a long distance flight.
Foot swelling is most common in three situations: (1) Long distance driving; (2) long distance flight; and (3) long periods of sitting.
The most common cause is poor circulation and temporary edema.
One of the indications is that when the feet, ankles, lower legs, knee, swell or are swollen after long distance drives, after long distance flights, and long periods of sitting, one presses the swollen part and the skin and muscles stay indented. This is the sign of edema of fluid accumulation.