Quick remedies for swollen ankles, legs & feet

Swollen feet due to edema

For many people swollen ankles, legs, and feet cause discomfort and even bad pain. If you are among these people who suffer from puffiness around your ankles, you probably wonder what you can do to reduce the ankle swelling and ease discomfort.

Why does swelling in leg, ankle & feet happens?

Accumulation of fluid around the base of your legs are the mean reason happens due to sitting for too long on your feet or due to standing for long time it is also known as ‘edema’. However if it persist for long time it can be signal of serious health problems with your kidneys, heart or blood circulation. If your one leg is normal & other appear swollen then see a doctor it can be sign of ‘deep vein thrombosis’

Management of Swollen Ankles, Legs, and Feet –

  • Regular exercise stimulate your blood circulation and stops fluid collection in the ankles & legs. Swimming is best as it takes away pressure from your feet yet boost circulation.

  • Most easy and simple way is to keep pillow under your ankle while sleeping it helps to drian excess fluid that has built up around in your ankles and feet.

  • Foot massage for 15-20 minutes for four days a week with essential lavender oil can naturally help to flush out fluids from you ankles & feets as it stimulates the blood circulation.

  • Watch your salt intake! Too much of salt intake can affect the functioning of heart, liver & kidney. Reduce your salt intake keep it minimal as body needs little salt to function properly.

  • If you smoke it’s time to quit it. Quitting smoking helps to improve blood circluation & reduce the edema by 15-25%.

  • Pamper yourself!! Soaking in Epsom salts is a great way to relax and relieve aching muscles in your legs and feet.  You can epsom salt buy from here

  • heck if you are magnesium deficient. Often swelling in the body is due to magnesium deficiency. If you are then include these food in your routine broccoli, raw carrots, green peas, beet, almonds, white sesame seeds, walnuts, cashwenuts.

  • Consume fresh green coriander tea. Fresh green coriander is rich in potassium which act as natural diurectic which reduce excess body fluid additonally it helps to reduce acidity also. Pregnant, lactating mothers & people suffering from kidney disorder avoid this tea.

How to prepare this tea?
in a vessel pour 1 glass of hot boiling water. Now add a handful of roughly chopped fresh green coriander. Cover and let it infuse for 30 minutes atleast. You can consume this 1 cup twice a day mid-morning / pre-lunch.

Please remember, that if you have any chronic leg swelling or you have swelling in only one leg that is accompanied with pain, you should see your doctor for proper medical advice.

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