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Swollen Feet: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment & Prevention

What are Swollen Feet?

Swollen Feet is a condition where the muscles in the feet have an excessive build-up of fluid. Gravity pulls the fluids to your feet and ankles, causing them to swell.

What causes Swollen Feet?

Swelling can be caused by a serious condition of the kidney, heart, liver or blood vessels. Some other causes of swelling are:

• Eating a poor diet high in salt and carbohydrates
• Taking birth control or hormone replacement therapy pills
• Pregnancy
• PMS
• Sodium retention
• Muscle injury
• Varicose veins
• History of phlebitis
• Allergic reactions
• Neuromuscular disorders

Treatment and prevention of Swollen Feet

Treatment of Swollen Feet/Swollen foot will depend on the cause of the swelling. One of the first treatment options is to elevate the legs above the level of the heart. Anti-inflammatory medicine can also help reduce swelling.

• Cut back on salt
• Drink plenty of water
• Put your feet up Lying on your back, rest your feet at least 12 inches above the level of your heart for 10 to 15 minutes, three or four times a day.
• Use support stockings
• Exercise regularly
• Avoid standing in place for long period of time
• Avoid long periods of sitting
• Lose excess weight

This information is for guidance only. If you are in doubt at all, please consult your nearest health professional.

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Podopro Gel Tubes

Cushion, protect and reduce foot pain and pressure with every step. Podopro Gel Tubes turn uncomfortable walks into soothing therapy sessions for troubled feet.

From £10.64

Podopro Tubular Padding (White)

Elasticated stockinette with a foam insert. For compression and support. 90cm length. Cut to size.Ideal light protection for sore heels or ankles.

£9.45

Silipos Gel-E-Roll Gel Sheet

An elastic bandage with one side coated in a thin layer of mineral oil gel. Conforms to difficult or irregular surfaces of the body and will not slide, the gel moves with the skin and does not promote skin irritation.

£15.45

Silipos Gel Metatarsal Pad

Absorbs shock, impact and provides even distribution of pressure in the forefoot area. Anatomically designed for comfort and support for the ball of the foot and helps reduce the burning sensation in the metatarsal heads. Ideal for conditions such as fat pad atrophy, metatarsalgia and Morton's Neuroma.

£14.95

Gehwol Refreshing Balm

Cool cream for fresh feet. Cares for and deodorises the feet.

£5.65

Gehwol Footdeo 150ml

GEHWOL caring Footdeo contains natural essential oils from rosemary and lavender in a balanced combination with herbal extracts from camomile and peppermint , as well as the skin-vitamin Panthenol.

£7.99

Gehwol Fusskraft Herbal Lotion 150ml

GEHWOL FUSSKRAFT Herbal Lotion cools and refreshes tired feet, softens calluses and prevents itching of the skin and infections. The feet enjoy long-lasting deodorisation, foot odour is eliminated and the skin remains smooth and beautiful. 150ml.

£7.25

Gehwol med Lipidro Cream 75ml

For optimal care of dry and sensitive skin. Suitable for diabetics. Reduces callus/dry skin after short-term use of two weeks, and consistently over four weeks. Effective to prevent diabetic foot lesions as many diabetics have dry foot skin.

£5.95

Gehwol Footcream 75ml

For strained feet and highly stressed skin. Prevents sores and blisters. Suitable for diabetics.

£5.95

Gehwol Extra 75ml

Universal foot cream with a broad spectrum of action for daily intensive care.

£5.20

Gehwol Fusskraft Green 75ml

For sweaty feet - freshens. Suitable for diabetics & dermatologically tested. 75 ml

£4.20

Gehwol Fusskraft Mint 75ml

Cooling foot balm – mint fresh – absorbed rapidly. GEHWOL FUSSKRAFT MINT makes your feet fresh and fit, before or after an active day. Suitable for diabetics & dermatologically tested. It combines the revitalising icy freshness of a cooling mint lotion composed of an Asian medicinal plant oil with the gentle caring effect of a balm that is immediately absorbed.

£4.20

Gehwol Fusskraft Blue

For dry rough skin and burning, tired feet. Suitable for diabetics & dermatologically tested. 75ml and 500ml available.

From £4.20

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