Blood clots don’t just manifest with numbness and tingling – they can also manifest with a feeling of pressure that sticks around for a long time. People who are sitting still for long periods of time will be much more likely to develop blood clots; for example, office workers or those who have to spend long periods of time travelling from one point to another, whether it’s via truck, train or plane.
If you are starting to feel pressure, then you will likely benefit from moving around – though you should never massage or press the affected area too much, or you could be making the problem worse without realizing it. If the feeling of pressure persists for an especially long time, then you should see a medical professional to find the origin of the problem. In some cases, doctors might prescribe a compression sock to help with breaking down the blood clot – along with a prescription for blood thinners for moderate cases.