“Swollen feet normally occur at the time of pregnancy or due to foot/ankle injury or edema. Edema is basically swelling that is caused by fluid retention i.e. when excess fluid is trapped in the body’s tissues,” says Dr. Maninder Singh, Sr. Consultant Orthopedics, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC). It is uncomfortable and painful. “Sometimes swelling can indicate a problem such as heart, liver, or kidney disease. If your ankles swell up in the evening, it could be due to right-sided heart failure,” says Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath. Swollen feet are common and usually not cause for concern unless they are symptoms that could signal a serious health problem. Pregnancy could also be one of the reasons of swollen feet, which is generally considered normal. However, in case of excessive swelling, do consult a doctor to ensure quick diagnosis and treatment. In case the swelling persists for not more than two to three days, you can use these home remedies to soothe them.
Here are some ways to cope naturally with five home remedies for swollen feet -
1. Rock Salt to The RescueDr. Ashutosh Gautam suggests, “Soak your feet in a bucket of lukewarm water with rock salt to get rid of inflammation.” Dr. Maninder Singh says, “Do not use hot water as it will cause the swelling to increase.” Use this remedy daily twice a day till the swelling doesn't subside. A pinch of salt can do wonders to your feet and relief from the pain and swelling. Make sure you use only rock salt, which is said to be a pure form of salt, which can help you get maximum benefits.
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