If you have not only swollen ankles and feet but also the calves, you need to urgently consult a doctor to prevent the complications. Also if you have one swollen leg, redness, soreness and bumps, perhaps you have a thrombosis and need to see a specialist.
To prevent swelling you may fail, but in your power to make them strong and avoid pain in the legs. Watch your weight - it is necessary to stick to the diet and how to eat less fatty foods, which contributes to the appearance of extra pounds. Add to your daily diet parsley, celery, citrus fruits, apples, strawberries, red pepper, cantaloupe, tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli and cabbage. But only in small amounts so as not to cause allergies.
To improve circulation eat more garlic and onions. Reduce to a minimum the use of ready-made products or products which contain salt, contributing to fluid retention in the body.
Experts say that the formation of edema contributes to Smoking so if you smoke, try to quit this bad habit. Try to rest more, put feet on a small elevation. Do not sit putting one leg over the other, from such a posture may appear clots. Ask someone to do massage of legs and feet (need two hands to massage the leg, going from the feet to the knees). But if you have strong swelling, increased sensitivity of the skin, and massage can cause pain.
For removing the swelling, put feet on cabbage leaves. Cabbage leaves should not be washed. If they are dirty, simply wipe them with a cloth, then cool in the fridge and apply to puffy areas. Once leaves become wet, put the other cabbage leaves. They can be applied as often as you want. Swelling takes a good tea from dandelion roots, but remember that during pregnancy should not often drink herbal teas.