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7. Warm Oil Massage

Massage is another good way to reduce swelling. A gentle massage will help relax sore muscles and reduce swelling.

Also, it improves blood circulation and encourages drainage of excess fluid, which is one of the primary causes of swelling after an injury.

warm oil massage to treat swelling

  1. Warm some mustard oil or olive oil in the microwave.
  2. Dab some of the warm oil on the affected area.
  3. Gently massage the affected area with this oil for 5 minutes, then leave it on for a few hours.
  4. Do this several times a day.

Note: Do not massage the injured area if it causes pain.

8. Turmeric

Turmeric is a good remedy for relieving pain and swelling.


The curcumin in turmeric contains antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and swelling.

turmeric to reduce swelling

  • Prepare a paste by mixing 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Rub this paste over the swollen area and allow it to dry. Rinse it off with warm water. Repeat 2 or 3 times daily until the swelling and pain is gone.
  • Also, add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to 1½ cup of milk. Simmer it on low heat until it turns a golden color. Sweeten with honey and drink it twice daily to promote healing.

Medic for Swelling from an Injury was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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4 thoughts on “Medic for Swelling from an Injury”

  1. My right foot injured a month back on 15th jan, no wound or fracture. There is still swelling on top of foot. I used compress bandage but still there is swelling. How long will it take, though there is luttle pain by forced touching. Should i use ice or warm salty water in future.?

  2. my beloved met with an accident on last Friday, its just a few days after the accident.. For the past three days he is having a bed swelling on his right ankle. I already gave him the cold and hot compress almost for the past two days non stop! He is being under medication but still his right ankle is swelling. What should I do to cure the swell?

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