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How can reduce swollen feet?

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drmeyer

Asked by drmeyer at 5:58 PM on Jul. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • drinkg lots of water, walk often but not too much, Heat isnt very good for swelling either so avoid it if possible, prop pillows up and put your feet on them, ( i did like 7 pillows on-top of eachother) i also had my SO massage my feet ... and i still had swollen feet horribly. but it did make them feel better.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 6:01 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Drink lots of water. Elevate your legs. Limit your salt.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 6:02 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • I used to cry my feet were so swollen and sore! Yes, prop them and drink water. I had a nice peppermint lotion DH would massage my feet with. Cool baths and a dip in the pool help as well. Good luck!

    asiamommi

    Answer by asiamommi at 6:08 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • ice packs, elevate them and reduce your salt
    mandielynn23

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 6:30 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Soak ace bandages in hot water with peppermint oil. Then heat in the microwave to get as warm as you would like wrap the bandages from the toes to the knees and sit with you feet in the air. I do this and my feet stop hurting and it reduces some of the swelling. It also makes your legs tingle.
    Tat_9280

    Answer by Tat_9280 at 7:09 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

  • Prop and drink water.
    WillDoDa

    Answer by WillDoDa at 7:18 PM on Jul. 12, 2009

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