I’m a golfer and have been playing the sport for over 40 years, sometimes 7 or 8 times a week. When I was young I was semi-pro and even considered going professional. My biggest issues had nothing to do with my ability to walk around the course. Back then my concerns were hooking the ball, short putting, and of course beating anyone I played.
Fast forward forty years and my body has started to change. Over the past six or seven years I started to experience swelling in my ankles and feet. I’ve had my swollen ankles and feet checked by doctors, and it seems each of them has given me different advice. So I’m going to share with you my experience over the past five are six years and what I finally discovered which has got me back on my feet and golfing five or six times a week. Swelling in my ankles and feet is caused by what is called edema. Edema is quite common as we get older, and it’s caused by the water retention. In fact my wife also experiences edema from time to time, as she gets puffy eyes and face. I am told that edema itself is not harmful, but it is quite uncomfortable and in fact can become painful when my feet swell too much.
My first doctor told me to exercise more. He put me on a rigorous exercise routine which also included a treadmill. As you can imagine this was the worst thing that could possibly do and this increased the swelling in my ankles and feet. However I did take up yoga and this did seem to help released some of the water retention. There are specific yoga routines which focus on reducing edema and getting rid of retained fluids. This helped my swollen feet and my wife's swollen eyes. Just visit YouTube and search the term yoga with "home remedies for swollen feet", and you will find lots of instructional videos.
I was also advised to elevate my legs when resting. Logically this seems to make sense as the fluids are pulled down by gravity. But the fact of the matter is I think this is complete nonsense. It certainly is not a true solution. My feet felt better for a short period, but the swelling was back as soon as I stood up.
I have tried a compression socks. They are socks with strong elastics which compress your ankles and feet to push the fluids up the legs. I actually find these a bit painful to wear, and they only have limited effect if any at all. I understand they reduce swollen feet on plane rides or long periods of sitting. Again, I would not consider compression socks a try remedy for swollen ankles or feet.
Of course I was advised to drink plenty of water. I've always been one to drink water on a regular basis, but now I’m drinking 8 to 10 full 8 ounces glasses of water a day. I actually noticed an improvement, as edema can be made worse by dehydration. Furthermore, consumption of water is helpful for your internal organs and overall well being.
I've tried soaking my swollen ankles and feet in the Epson salts. You simply take a bath in very warm water while adding a few cups of Epsom salt or sea salt to soak your body. Some also recommend you add essential oils, such as lavender and eucalyptus. These feel good and are soothing but are not really a solution to the problem. I find the next day I still have swollen feet and swollen ankles.
So having tried all of these natural home remedies, I was prescribed some pharmaceuticals to reduce water retention by one of my doctors. I’ve always been somewhat of a naturalist and have always avoided taking prescription drugs. But the pain was getting severe and so I really had no choice. Within four weeks of taking these drugs I started feeling really drowsy and my wife noticed differences in my behavior. They did have some effect on the swelling but the side effects just weren't worth it.
One day when we were at the golf club getting ready to start our set I spoke to the golf pro about my swollen feet. He recommended I try a natural dietary supplement that he recommends to all of the members who have my problem, which is a lot. It’s called SwellNoMore and it reduces water retention and also reduces inflammation. But importantly it is natural with no side effects. I bought it online and within three days my swollen feet and ankles had completely disappeared and the pain was gone. I couldn't believe I had gone through four doctors as well as dozens of blogs and online research and it took my golf pro to prescribe this solution. The product not only relieves my swollen feet and swollen ankles, but it also contains antioxidants and other healthful ingredients that seem to give me more energy.
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Happy golfing! Jack Ternary
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