Swelling in the ankles, feet and legs is often caused by a build-up of fluid in these areas.
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.
SOME CAUSES SWOLLEN ANKLES AND FEET
- Pregnancy complications
- Foot or ankle injury
- Blood clot
- Heart, liver, or kidney disease
Baking Soda And Rice Water
To treat swollen feet, dissolve baking soda in rice water and soak your swollen feet in the solution for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rice water stimulates blood circulation and baking soda helps in drawing out the excess fluid from the tissues.
Essential Oil Blend
To reduce foot swelling, rub a mixture of plant essential oils to the swollen feet and ankles. Some of the best essential oils for treating swollen feet are eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, lavender oil, lemon oil, grapefruit oil and rosemary oil.
Salt Foot Bath
To reduce the swelling, soak the feet in hot saline water for about 15 minutes. The high concentration of salt in the saline solution helps in drawing out the water from the tissues that help in reducing the swelling.
Potassium deficiency is a common cause of fluid retention in the feet and ankles. Banana is an excellent source of potassium. Potassium helps in removing the excess sodium from the body, which helps in decreasing the swelling naturally. Moreover, banana is also a good source of magnesium. Lack of magnesium in the diet can also cause swollen feet and ankles because of fluid retention.
Exercising in water such as water aerobics, eliminating the excess fluid from the body tissues and reduces feet swelling.