Swollen feet and ankles can put a damper on your activity and comfort throughout the day. Taking time to properly care for your feet and manage edema (swelling) can go a long way in helping you to feel better on your feet. If you suffer from edema, follow the tips below to help reduce swelling and keep your feet happier and healthier.
Elevate Your Feet
Elevate your feet above your heart by propping them up on cushions, pillows or the couch. Try to do this several times throughout the day, in 20 minute increments. If you work a desk job, try putting your feet up on the desk throughout the day. Before bed, you can lay with your head toward the foot of the bed and put your legs up the wall just before going to sleep.
Epsom Salt Soak
Epsom salt soaks can help to reduce inflammation, pain and swelling while helping to remove toxins. At the end of the day, fill a basin or tub with luke-warm water and add epsom salts (you can also add lavender essential oil for added relaxation) and soak your feet for 20 minutes to help soothe your feet and reduce swelling.
If you suffer from varicose veins, swollen legs, post surgery, or moderate edema, you may benefit from compression socks. Be sure to choose socks that offer gradual compression from ankle to knee (20-25mmHg). Be sure to choose high-quality compression socks,
ideally with copper sole technology for added anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-odor protection.
Ensuring that your body gets adequate fluids can help to reduce swelling in the body. If you’re dehydrated, your body will hold onto the fluids it has, rather than releasing them. Be sure to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water throughout the day
(Ex: If you weigh 200 lbs, be sure to drink at least 100 oz of water per day). Adding fresh lemon juice or lemon essential oil to your water can also help to reduce swelling.
If you are overweight, chances are that your feet may be swelling because of decreased circulation. Losing weight can help to lighten the load on your feet, and living a more active lifestyle can help to promote circulation throughout the body, including ankles and feet.
If your edema is a result of being pregnant, please do not pursue weight loss as an avenue for reducing edema. It’s so important to ensure you get proper nutrition for yourself and your baby while pregnant, and this is not the time to start focusing on weight loss, unless directed to do so by your Doctor.
Yours in Good Health,
Trina Kincey ~ Integrative Health Coach ~ Owner of Get Real Wellness, LLC
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