Edema (swelling) can effect any area of the body. Foot, ankle and leg swelling occurs due to sports injuries, excessive alcohol consumption or due to a medical condition such as (but not limited to) gout. Stop the tingling sensation and inflammation that occurs when your feet become bloated with remedies you can do at home. If swelling persists for longer than seven days--make an appointment to see your doctor immediately. Foot swelling can be a serious sign of a medical condition.
Soak your swollen, bloated feet in epsom bath salt. You can find epsom salt at any drugstore or supermarket. Epsom salt will help to soothe, soften and relax your feet and should alleviate the bloat.
Try drinking cherry juice. Studies have shown cherry juice can reduce swelling and inflammation. Make sure to choose a cherry juice that is 100 percent juice with no added sugars.
Keep your feet elevated. Try to keep as much pressure off of your feet as your lifestyle will allow. Standing for extended time periods or walking long distances will only aggravate and worsen your foot condition.
Try water pills. Water pills will release any extra water build-up that your feet may retaining. Look for water pills at drug stores everywhere. Do not abuse water pills as they can lead to dehydration. Follow the directions carefully and ask your doctor before using.
Stop drinking alcohol. Alcohol consumption can sometimes cause foot and ankle swelling.
Drink plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes and socks to avoid further discomfort.
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