Has there ever been a time in your life when you looked down and noticed that your feet and ankles didn’t even seem like they belonged in your body because they were so swollen? There are lots of reasons that can lead to something like this – you are standing for long periods of time, you had surgery, you had some accident, or you are pregnant and your feet are supporting much more weight than they usually do.
And even though we tend to not pay much attention to them, the truth is our feet support our whole body and are our way of moving around, so you should pay attention to them and take good care of your feet.
Swelling feet and ankles are a consequence of fluid retention in the lower parts of your body (lower legs, ankles, and feet), and even though this isn’t an emergency, it is uncomfortable and can restrain your movements. So, how to relieve swollen feet and ankles? We give you six alternatives.