Swelling of your feet is just awful; we’ve all experienced it for one reason or another. Common causes are pregnancy, retention of salt, a long plane ride, or just being on our feet for too long. Swelling also occurs in relation to an injury; in addition to immediately raising your feet above your heart and applying cold gel packs, there are several home remedies that are very effective in making cold and elevation even more anti-inflammatory.
The video you are about to watch below discusses two very effective methods: EPSOM SALT WRAPS and CABBAGE WRAPS. The physical therapist in this footage, illustrates an excellent tutorial and explanation for both methods. Although, some recommend an epsom salt soak, she recommends always elevating whatever limb is swollen, for best results.
Epsom Salts help reduce swelling and improve blood circulation. In this tutorial she will show you exactly how to mix it and make a wrap. Cabbage Leaves that have been chilled also make an excellent wrap; she illustrates how to prepare them for the best flexibility. Cabbage is a Cruciferous Vegetable, whose anti-inflammatory chemical called Glucosinolate, is responsible for drawing extra fluid out of the swollen area.