Swollen feet can result from wearing high heels or poor-fitting shoes for too long or participating in high-impact activities such as running. Aging, nutritional deficiencies, pregnancy, poor blood circulation, and premenstrual syndrome can also cause the feet to swell. Diabetics, pregnant women, and those with heart problems are more prone to this type of edema or swelling. Many home remedies can help soothe and treat swollen feet, often using products you already have at home.
Perhaps the most common and effective remedy for swollen feet is soaking feet in a bucket of warm water with Epsom salts. The magnesium sulfate in the salt is absorbed through the skin and reduces swelling and improves circulation. Water containing Epsom salts can even neutralize foot odor! Simply mix half a cup of Epsom salts into a bucket of warm water and soak feet for 15 to 20 minutes.
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