Swollen legs and feet can happen because of many reasons. Having swollen legs and feet can be very unpleasant and painful.
Swollen legs are result mainly because they carry the weight of the body. The weight that legs carry can be caused by excess weight, longer standing on the feet, specific job conditions, like prolonged sitting, and these factors lead to fatigue, weight, and swelling.
Every case of swelling needs to be considered in its context to make sure you’re not missing a potentially serious condition. You need to be able to distinguish between harmless swelling and edema. In the case of edema, if you press on the puffy area, it stays pitted for a few seconds after. This could be a sign of heart, liver or kidney problems.
There are home remedies that you can do at home to reduce swelling in the legs and feet:
Dissolve 2 kg of salt in 20 liters of cold water and wet a soft towel with this solution. Drain it and place it on the lumbar back for 20 minutes. Do this for 10 days right before bed. The swelling will decrease because of increased urination, which will start soon after doing this remedy.
Flax seed tea
Take 2 liters of water and add 8 tsp of flax seed and put it on the stove, let it cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and leave in a warm place for an hour. Add the juice from 2 lemons and consume during the day, do this for 2 weeks.
Grapefruit essential oil
Taking a warm bath with grapefruit essential oil can reduce swelling. While you’re soaking in the tub try rubbing ankles, feet, legs, and calves. Focus your pressure upward, rather than downward or in a circular motion.
Parsley leaf tea
Pour 800 ml of boiling water on 2 tbsp. of finely powdered leaf of parsley, cover them and let it sit overnight. Strain the tea and add the juice of 2 lemons and drink this 3 times a day per 2 ml. Make a break for 3 days and then drink this tea until swelling disappears.
Eat healthy and avoid excess salt
A bit of salt is good for you, and is in fact needed for the body to function well. But too much salt can cause water retention and should be avoided. Caffeine too is a known culprit. So go easy on the salt and try to bring your coffee intake to a minimum. If you are overweight, consider losing some weight, so you reduce the pressure that is put on your muscles, joints and bones.