7 Home Remedies for Swollen Feet

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6. Drink More Water

Because swelling in the feet usually involves water, it seems strange that drinking even more water will reduce the swelling. But it does! When you are dehydrated, it causes the body to hang on to as much water as it can.

Drinking more lets the body know that the risk posed by dehydration has passed. In response, it will start to flush out extra fluid, thereby reducing inflammation. Aim for 6-8 eight ounces glasses of water per day.

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5. Wear Compression Socks

Again, it may seem strange that putting pressure on the swollen area would allow for greater circulation, but that’s what it does. Wearing compression socks helps your blood vessels work better because the arteries that serve to deliver oxygen-rich blood throughout the body relax.

Blood flows more freely in the compressed area, in this case the feet, and your veins get support to push blood back toward your heart.

This may keep your feet from getting so swollen and sore, and can also prevent dizziness and light-headedness upon standing. If you are new to using compression socks, start with a lighter level of compression.