Ask the Nurse; What is the best treatment for swollen feet & ankles?

August 2, 2021

Here are some things to try if you have swollen feet & ankles:

  • Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water per day
  • Purchase & wear compression socks
  • Soak in a cool Epsom Salt bath for about 15 to 20 minutes
  • Elevate your feet, preferably above your heart
  • Get moving! Exercise & Walk, walk, walk!
  • Magnesium supplements can be helpful for some people. Always consult with your physician before trying something like this.
  • Make some dietary changes
  • Work on losing weight, if you are over weight
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