10 Common Causes Of Swollen Feet

If one or both of your feet are swollen, you may have difficulty in moving. Swollen feet usually occur when there is fluid trapped in the feet. There are a number of conditions that can cause swollen feet. Mildly swollen feet can disappear without treatment, while severe cases may require medical attention. You should be especially careful when swollen feet are accompanied by other symptoms, as this can signify a serious underlying health problem.

Here, we will discuss 10 common causes of swollen feet, and in some cases, how to reduce the swelling.

Swollen Feet Cause #1: Edema

Edema occurs when your body holds on too much fluid. It can cause swelling in the ankles, feet legs, and even the hands and face. Mild cases of edema usually go away by themselves.

If you're experiencing edema, try these home remedies: keeping your legs raised when lying down, wearing support stockings and reducing your salt intake. If the swelling doesn't improve, talk to your doctor.


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