8 Natural Remedies to Treat Your Swollen Feet
I know I’ve said this countless time throughout my posts, but it’s very important for everyone to know it: your body needs at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day to stay healthy in the long run.
Now, if you have swollen feet possibly accompanied by pain, putting on your running shoes may be the last thing you’d feel like doing. However, physical activity can improve blood circulation and actually reduce swelling in your feet. Furthermore, some people may experience this symptom because there’s excess fluid accumulated in the feet; once again, working out can help your body eliminate unnecessary fluid in a natural way.
If your feet hurt so much you can’t even stand walking, swimming may be a great alternative to move without applying so much pressure on your joints and ankles. Another benefit of swimming is that the water may be beneficial in soothing your skin.
Sometimes adding a bit of pressure to your feet can actually be a good natural treatment. Probably that’s exactly why compression socks have gained so much popularity over the past few years; these products apply pressure on your feet and legs, which helps to improve blood flow in affected areas.
You can find such items online or even at your local drugstore. However, if your feet are unusually swollen or you’re experiencing this symptom for no apparent reason, it’s best to consult a specialist first.
If you can take a break from whatever you’re doing during the day, lay down for a while and elevate your legs above the heart level. This position decreases swelling by changing the normal rhythm of blood flow. Ideally, you should lay on your back and prop your legs against a wall for several minutes; repeat the exercise at least two times a day for a positive impact.
While you’re asleep, you can also start resting your legs on a pillow or bolster to get a similar effect of elevation. This practice may also improve your sleep quality in time.