Swelling feet is a common problem that anybody can face. Sometimes it may accompany with pain and can affect your normal routines. So to get relief from foot pain and swelling feet this article has focused on the causes and home remedies for swelling feet.

Causes of Swelling Feet

There are few causes of swelling and pain in the feet, arthritis is most common cause for swelling feet. The common symptom of arthritis is joint inflammation. Swelling in joints, stiffness in joints, restricted mobility in joints and redness are the reason for arthritis. Frostbite is another cause of swelling feet. Swelling of the hands and feet or other areas of the body can occur due to abnormal kidney function, kidney diseases, congestive heart failure, protein deficiency, cancer, or sodium retention. Pregnancy, standing for prolonged periods of time, premenstrual syndrome, an injury, oral contraceptives, low thyroid, anemia and deficiencies of potassium and vitamin B, or allergic reactions are the other reasons for swelling feet.

Swelling foot is really annoying, painful and even prevents you from doing your daily tasks. It is recommended to get a proper medical check-up because swelling foot can be a symptom of various serious medical conditions like arthritis and nerve circulatory problem.
Home Remedies for Swelling Feet

There are several home treatments that are very helpful to get you relief from swelling of the feet. Few of them are discussed as below –

– Hot and cold water massage gives tremendous relief from swelling. It is one of the best home remedies for swelling feet.

– Water has therapeutic benefits for swelling feet. It helps in relieving the pain and swelling from your feet without any fear of side effects.

– Soaking your feet in lukewarm water followed by a gentle massage using cream or lotion is very helpful relief for foot pain or swelling feet.

– Stretching and foot exercise is very effective home remedies for swelling feet. There are some good foot exercises and stretching that you can do as a relief for foot pain.

– Avoid high heels and don’t put a lot of pressure on your feet.


– Wear shoes that fit properly size, shape and comfort are very important factor in selecting shoe.

– Apply mixture of lemon juice, cinnamon, olive oil, water and milk.

– Apply mixture of peppermint essential oil, water, eucalyptus essential oil and lemon essential oil. It is an effective home remedies for swelling feet and can be done anytime as all the ingredients are available at home all the time.

– Baking powder, rice water with water Rice water is very good for improving micro circulation.

– A tea tree oil foot soak can also give you relief from foot pain and swelling of the feet.

– Lavender bubble baths and foot massage It has a wonderful ingredient for your feet.

– Sandalwood oil massage It has a soothing effect.

Disclaimer: This article is not meant to provide health advice and is for general information only. Always seek the insights of a qualified health professional before embarking on any health program.


  1. How do you prevent feet from smelling?
    Ok well my feet sweat but they didn’t used to smell. now it seems that when i wear flats, sneakers, and even heels for that matter my feet are starting to smell. I don’t like it and if you have any remedies to prevent from smelling of sweating it would be helpful.

    Please serious answers.
    is there anything that permanetly rids of stinking feet? I’ve used sprays, powder, etc… but when i forget to wear it they go right back to smelling.


    • Your saying “I Don’t like it” shoot if u don’t like ur stinky feet who else would like it. Try using Goldbond it works great, I used it before…. Stinky Feet. lol


  2. Is there any home remedies for smelly feet?
    During the winter months my feet tend to sweat a whole lot more and I was wondering if there was anything I could do to keep the smell down. I have tried powders and foot deodorant but it doesn’t work.


    • Yup,

      “ARE there any home remedies for ‘smelly’ feet?”

      Your shoes.

      You have to change socks often (as often as your feet get moist).

      Everytime your feet get moist, cheese is being made!

      (Cheese has the exact same fungus that develops in feet!)

      If you have latent fungus in your shoes it is re-activated everytime you put them back on.

      You have to completely wash your shoes and change them often.

      If you only have one pair of shoes, you gotta get more.

      If your shoes have a rubber insole then that is also a problem. Rubber compounds the odor of feet.

      You’ll have to get liners for your shoes (after you clean out your shoes with bleach and soap and water and let them absolutely dry out before wearing them again).


  3. hands & feet sweating prevention?
    Both my hands & feet sweat a lot….it happens all the time, sometimes i can control it & sometimes i just happens & it wont start. From what i know i know i have Hyperhidrosis, but never wanted to go to a doctor and be put on meds cause its something I’ve learned to deal with. At this moment i am trying to get into the US Army. well my foot and hand sweating is a problem, they said i have hyperhidrosis and need to go to my doctor saying i do not have that. Well my doctor wrote them a letter and they read it but are sending me to a consultation with one of their doctors.

    I need help with solutions that i can do at home to at least stop my sweating for a few hours on end. Like home remedies or things i can go to a store and buy. I need good ideas to do to just make it stop for a few hours while im at the doctors

    I’ve heard that soakin your feet & hands in white vinegar for 25 mintues work helps is that true?


  4. What’s the best remedy for smelly,sweaty feet?
    No matter what I do (sometimes I even put deoderant on my feet before I go out),it never seems to help. What are some good remedies for making the smell go away,and to make my feet stop sweating?


  5. what is a good remedy for stinky feet?
    my feet sweat and stink once i take off my shoes i used to use gold bond powder but it wasnt effective. any ideas on what to do?

    Ev Sanchez – Ya Dig?


    • You have sweat glands in your feet just like under your arms. After you wash your feet let them dry and swipe deodorant across the bottom, it works. Another thing try to wear cotton socks, they absorb moisture better, and don’t wear the same shoes all of the time, they need a chance to air out.


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