HOW TO RELIEVE SWOLLEN FEET
Swollen feet can be treated, and fast. Here are some things you can do to reduce swelling in your feet:
- Improve Circulation: Try to improve the circulation in the feet and ankles. This way, you are encouraging nourishing blood to heal the surrounding tissues.
- Stretch Your Legs: After standing or sitting in the same position for a long time, you should stretch. Stretching will contract your muscles and get your blood pumping again.
- Rest: If overuse causes swelling, resting for a couple of hours will help reduce swelling. Sitting or lying down will give your feet a break.
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SWOLLEN FEET SYMPTOMS
Sometimes it’s difficult to tell if your feet and ankles are swollen. If you have suffered an injury, you can compare one foot to the other to see the difference in sizes. If you did not injure yourself, then you can tell your feet are swollen if:
- Your skin feels soft, puffy, and enlarged. This change will likely spread rapidly.
- The skin can be indented, but will return to its puffy state soon afterward.
- Socks and shoes seem to “cut into” your feet.
- Your feet may appear discolored.
WHAT CAUSES SWOLLEN FEET?
Swollen feet are commonly caused by overuse. In some other special cases, swollen feet is a result of a buildup of fluids in the lower extremities.
Swelling in the feet and ankles can occur when there has been an injury or trauma. Some of the most common injuries include ankle sprains and strains. When muscles and ligaments pull the wrong way, it causes inflammation which can lead to pain.
Other conditions that cause swelling include pregnancy, diabetes, and liver failure.
SWOLLEN FEET RISK FACTORS
- Edema: If you stand too much then you are overworking your feet and ankles, causing them to swell. In that event, edema treatment may be desirable.
- Pregnancy: Pregnant women tend to experience swollen feet. You are heavier than usual and have hormones that contribute to swelling.
- Obesity: Putting extra pressure on your feet and joints will cause swelling and pain.
- Blood Clots: When blood vessels become blocked, this can cause fluids to leak into the surrounding tissues.
What Are Swollen Feet?
“Swollen ankles and swollen feet are common and usually not cause for concern, particularly if you have been standing or walking a lot. But feet and ankles that stay swollen or are accompanied by other symptoms could signal a serious health problem.” – WebMD
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