What would be a good way to elevate the foot of my bed?

I have a king size bed and my dr told me to elevate my feet to stop swelling, How can i do this and it still look ok?

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  • Cheryl Gillman Cheryl Gillman on Jun 05, 2018

    You could put something between the mattess and box spring, like rolled up blanket or you can make something (only way I can explain it is that it will look like a small ramp in shape)

    Or you can put riders under the bottom feet (if your bed has 4 legs)

  • Mamabear318 Mamabear318 on Jun 05, 2018

    I would just buy a leg pillow. There are hundreds of them out there and not too expensive.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 05, 2018

    Either raise the end of the bed with Bed Shoes (Blocks) or use a special pillow for the end of the Bed (Wedge Shape) or just raise the end of the bed under the mattress with a pillow...........

  • Robin Wiley Robin Wiley on Jun 05, 2018

    You can buy bed wedges or you can make them out of foam which I did. I bought a 6 or 7" thick piece of foam by about 24" wide and used a really sharp knife and cut it diagonally to make 2 wedges. Then put them side by side under the mattress. I have mine at the head of the bed because I have trouble laying flat. Another suggestion is to put bed risers under the foot of your bed. They should come in sets of 4 for under $10.00.

  • Kiki Kiki on Jun 05, 2018


  • Debbie Blankenship Debbie Blankenship on Jun 06, 2018


  • Kelli Kelli on Jun 06, 2018

    You could put a couple of pillows under your legs. I have to do this for my bedridden Father every two hours per his nurses that come by once a week. They told me to keep changing where I put the pillows so his legs and feet don’t swell.

  • Mamabear318 Mamabear318 on Jun 06, 2018

    Depends on the style. Some you could easily change positions others would be for staying on your back. Just go online and search "leg pillows"