7 Home Remedies for Swollen Feet

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4. Take A Walk

Being on your feet for any longer than you have to when they are swollen may not sound pleasant. But swelling is often the result of standing in one area for extended periods of time, and walking can help to dissipate excess fluid and get your blood flowing freely again.

If you aren’t able to walk, taking some time to flex your ankles and massage your feet can have the same effect. Rolling a tennis ball under painful feet whenever you get a chance to sit can feel great.

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3. Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a high level of potassium, so drinking 2-4 tablespoons per day helps to achieve the right sodium-potassium balance. If you can stomach it, it’s okay to take it straight. Perhaps a bit easier to manage is a diluted beverage with water and a little bit of honey along with the vinegar.

But ACV is also good to use topically. One option for swollen feet is to wrap them in a towel soaked with equal parts warm water and apple cider vinegar. The warm water is soothing while the vinegar reduces swelling as well as disinfects (a nice bonus for sweaty feet).