Video: ❶ How To Treat Leg Swelling
Feet can be swollen for various reasons, for example, due to prolonged wearing of tight shoes, especially high heels. Puffiness can also appear as a result of renal diseases, metabolic problems, impaired venous blood flow, physical inactivity, etc. Location: Location: Avoid tight, uncomfortable shoes to treat leg swelling. Also try to avoid standing on your feet for a long time. Of course, this is not always possible, for example, when working as a teacher, salesman, waitress, etc., but as soon as possible, sit down and rest your legs.
Sedentary work can also cause swelling. Therefore, during the day, try to get up every 30 to 45 minutes. In addition, do leg gymnastics. You will have to refrain from lifting weights, and also limit your activities to some sports, for example, those that involve significant stress on the legs (running).
Remember that a sauna, a bath, even just a hot bath are contraindicated for you now. Limit yourself to a warm shower. But for the legs, a contrast shower combined with massage will be very useful.
Be sure to see your doctor for a correct diagnosis. If the main cause of edema, for example, is kidney disease, one treatment will be required, if metabolic disorders are completely different. If edema appears due to a violation of the elasticity of the walls of the veins (and, accordingly, a deterioration in venous blood flow), try to get to a qualified phlebologist.
Massage your feet every night. This will have a double benefit: it will reduce discomfort and improve blood circulation. It is especially helpful to massage after warm foot baths.
Try to reduce your salt intake. Make changes in your diet so as to consume more easily digestible food, especially vegetables, fruits, herbs, berries. At the same time, limit your intake of fatty meats, smoked and canned foods.
In consultation with your doctor, take herbal teas or teas that have a pronounced diuretic effect.