10 Swollen Feet Remedies

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Swollen Feet Remedy #3: Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy or therapy using water can be effective to reduce the swelling in your feet. One form of hydrotherapy is deep water therapy where the limb (usually the leg/ankle) that is swollen is submerged into deep water. The pressure from the water onto the limb will help to reduce swelling. Another form of hydrotherapy uses warm and cold water. Cold water causes the blood vessels to constrict while warm water causes blood vessels to dilate.

The vascular system will therefore react to the alternating warm and cold therapies thus helping to mobilize fluids within the effected limb. Generally these are both safe practices, however there are some contraindications. For example, if you have an open wound hydrotherapy should not be used. If you have Raynaud’s disease avoid cold therapy. If the injury is acute (<72 hours old) then only use cold therapy. It is best to speak with a professional to see if this type of therapy is a good fit for you and to get the best protocol of use for your condition.

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