Relieve Tired Legs While Traveling

Last Updated on December 5, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Wondering how to relieve tired legs while traveling? Check out these tips for relieving leg pain and heaviness while traveling or standing.

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Relieve tired legs while traveling

Relieve Tired Legs While Traveling

I don’t travel a lot. Most of the time, I am quite content to work at home on my blog posts and putter around in the garden.  Every now and then, for business, I need to travel and I just returned home from a blog trip to Boston.

Generally traveling means a lot of walking. Just getting from one side of the airport terminal to the other can seem like a marathon. At the end of the day, my legs are generally tired and achy.  I have mild varicose veins in both legs, which means I can have mild swelling and an achy feeling when I’m on my feet all day.

I didn’t want that to have a negative impact on my trip so I have found some tried and true ways to relieve tired legs while traveling.

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Healing tired legs

Traveling is an exciting endeavor, but it can often lead to tired legs due to the considerable amount of walking or hiking involved. Many travelers experience this symptom, especially after a long day of exploration. Understanding how to rejuvenate tired legs is essential to keep the joy of journeying alive.

One of the easiest and most effective methods to soothe weary legs is to elevate them. This simple action encourages blood flow and reduces swelling. Make it a habit to rest and elevate your legs for 15-20 minutes after a long day of traveling.

Hydration is another key factor that helps in the recovery of tired legs. Drinking plenty of water aids in muscle repair and helps flush toxins out of the body. Add a pinch of salt to replenish the electrolytes lost during the day. Remember, keeping your body hydrated keeps it functioning at its best, even during travel.

Tips to relieve tired legs

  • Drink plenty of water. One of the very best ways to keep your body in the best condition possible is to stay hydrated. Make sure you drink plenty of water while you’re traveling.
  • Bring along a lotion that contains peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is known to help with inflammation. Find a travel size bottle and pack it in your suitcase to apply when you arrive at your destination.
  • When you get to the hotel, enjoy a long soak in the tub. Warm water is relaxing and will help promote good circulation.
  • As often as possible, rest with your feet up. Elevating your feet will help reduce swelling. If you can, elevate your feet at night on a few pillows while you’re sleeping.
  • Take breaks to stretch your legs and feet. Trying curling and uncurling your toes, rotating your ankles, or if you can massaging your feet.
  • Pick comfortable shoes. I know, we all love the way heels dress up an outfit but when traveling, it might make more sense to choose a flat or at least a lower heel than you normally wear. You can always change them when you get to your destination.
  • Wear FUTURO™ Graduated Compression Legwear designed to soothe symptoms of swelling, tired, aching legs and mild varicose veins.

Relieve tired legs while traveling

Graduated compression legwear

The graduated compression improves circulation, with maximum compression at the ankle that gradually decreases up the leg.

They massage tired, achy legs as you walk and move which makes them ideal for being on your feet or sitting in one place all day, traveling or doing active office work.

The FUTURO™ Graduated Compression Legwear features balloon toe and reciprocated heel for added comfort.

Relieve tired legs while traveling

Futuro Compression Legwear

I wasn’t sure what to expect when wearing the FUTURO™ Energizing Trouser Socks but they really do help sooth symptoms of mild varicose veins, swelling and tired, aching legs. The material is soft and comfortable and the wide band at the top holds the socks securely in place.

Tips to relieve tired legs while traveling

These are great for business, casual and weekend wear and I love how they helped relieve my tired legs during my business trip to Boston. I did a ton of walking and had much less leg and foot tiredness while wearing these socks than I have in the past.

FUTURO™ Graduated Compression Legwear is available in a variety of styles, sizes and colors for both men and women in the pharmacy section of major retailers nationwide, including Rite Aid, visit for more information.

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10 thoughts on “Relieve Tired Legs While Traveling”

  1. I've always hated how tired my legs and feet feel after traveling. I could use some of these socks! They would be great for cosmetologists too. The standing all day thing is horrible on the legs.
  2. I always wear flats while traveling and keep my 'real' shoes stashed away for when I get out of the airport/to my destination. These are some great tips- I never thought about the peppermint oil. Anything that can aid in circulation when sitting still for extended periods is always good!
  3. I love compression products for legs. As a preggo mom, I need all the help I can get with my legs being tired and acting like I've traveled all day, even though I haven't. These look great. 
  4. I think it's great that they're making compression products in different styles like trouser socks. I wonder how the top band is for diabetics.

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