How to Use Essential Oils to Treat Swollen Ankles and Feet
You probably imagine soft candles, relaxing music, a soothing bath and a divine fragrance in the air when you think of essential oils. They are widely used as aromatherapy agents to help relax and calm the body and mind.
But they can also help treat a number of physical conditions.
Swollen feet and ankles are a common problem that can be treated with essential oils. The swelling indicates fluid retention in the feet or ankles and it’s often extremely painful.
There could be many reasons for it, and usually it is not a cause for concern.
It could be triggered by merely walking long distances, or sitting with one’s legs hanging in a way that obstructs the blood flow to the feet.
The condition is also common during pregnancy. In some cases, a foot injury might result in swelling in the ankle and foot.
Essential oils work wonders in soothing swollen ankles and feet and bringing them back to their normal state.
However, if the swelling persists, you should seek immediate medical attention, as it could be a symptom of a serious underlying disease.
For instance, in some cases, swollen feet could indicate infection, and illnesses, such as liver failure, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension and varicose veins.
Excessive swelling during the later months of pregnancy, often accompanied by other symptoms like headaches, nausea and abdominal pain, could be a cause for concern.
Moreover, certain essential oils must not be used in any form when pregnant. Please consult your doctor before using them.