What to do with swelling of the feet?

Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 25.06.2018

What to do with edema of the legs will recommend a specialist, since the causes of puffiness can be very different, from fatigue, to serious diseases.

Often swelling on the legs occur against a background of veins, which are difficult to treat.

To prevent the development of venous disease, you should lead an active lifestyle, eat properly, watch your weight (with obesity, excessive stress on the legs leads to severe and sometimes irreversible consequences).

In some cases, the doctor may recommend, for improvement, wearing anti-varicose lingerie.

A good remedy for improving the condition with edema on the legs are a variety of ointments, gels (thrombless, lyton, etc.) that will also help prevent the development of thrombosis.

Highly effective is complex treatment, which includes minimally invasive surgeries, local drugs (gels, ointments) and the wearing of anti-varicose linen.

To improve blood circulation in the legs, it is recommended to use drugs with sodium heparin (thrombless), which will also help remove hematomas, thrombi, bruises, restore venous patency.

What to do with strong swelling of the legs?

What to do with swelling, especially with strong ones, if there is no opportunity to immediately consult a specialist:

  • cool baths. With a strong puffiness, it is recommended to make a foot bath with cool water, in order to increase the efficiency of the procedure, sea salt or conifer oil can be dissolved in water. After the bath you need to rub your legs well, do a massage (top to bottom). It is worth noting that hot water is contraindicated in edema, so stagnant processes in the veins are possible.
  • gymnastics. If you are addicted to swelling, you should regularly do some simple exercises (you can do them even in the workplace): slow bending of toes, jumping on socks, circular rotation of feet in different directions.

Remove the powerful puffiness on the legs will help alternative medicine.

The mask of honey and olive oil (approximately in equal proportions) has a good efficiency. The mixture should be applied to clean feet, leave for 15-20 minutes and rinse with cool water. The mask removes fatigue, smooths and softens the skin.

With severe swelling, you can buy special local preparations (ointments, creams, gels), which include horse chestnut, medical leech extract or heparin. Such drugs will help to remove puffiness, fatigue, strengthen the vessels to prevent thrombosis.

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