Causes of Achilles

Heart failure is the mosta common cause of swelling of the ankles. Puffiness of the ankles, as a rule, means a disbalance between the tissue fluid and blood. This happens usually with a strong increase in pressure in the capillaries, which leads to serum infiltration. The maximum risk of edema appears if you consume a lot of salt, sit or stand for a long time, and also with hormonal changes during pregnancy or menstruation. Sometimes the cause of the disorder is: artery disease, kidney or heart disease, varicose veins, preeclampsia, or hypertension.

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General recommendations for treatment:
  • 1. Be sure to do sports, because intense physical activity, do not allow the liquid to stagnate in the lower extremities, and also increase the general circulation in the body.
  • 2. Eat foods high in vitamin C, and flavones, as they help strengthen the capillaries.
  • 3. Reduce salt intake.
  • 4. If you have to stand for a long time or sit in one place, then at least strain the calf muscles, this reliably protects you from stagnation of blood and, accordingly, swelling in your legs.
  • 5. Add in a warm bath six drops of lemon and geranium oil, and three drops of rosemary. Take a bath daily. Attention, rosemary oil is contraindicated in pregnancy.
  • 6. Use daily, several cups of yarrow leaves and dandelion leaves.

Consult a physician with the following symptoms: general symptoms do not improve; after taking a new medicine, swelling began; the ankle swells only on one side; when pressing into the lower part of the abdomen or in the groin, discomfort is felt; there was shortness of breath; edema of the ankles began during pregnancy; tingling or numbness in the foot, or in other parts of the body.