While our feet aren’t as fancy as our heart and brain, they are also a wonderful piece of work. We over work them every day, walking aimlessly or taking the stairs one too many times or even wearing uncomfortable shoes for the sake of fashion. Imagine girls running around in 2 inch heels every day, I wonder how they might feel at the end of the day. I’ll tell you how they feel, they feel terrible. Foot pain is one of the worst pains to have. Feet are our basic need physical organs and we need them 24/7.
Every day our feet absorb hundreds of pounds of force. They have 26 bones that are so expertly placed that even the clumsiest person knows how system works. Our feet have 33 joints and that’s what makes them flexible. There are numerous nerve endings in our feet that make them very sensitive and sometimes ticklish. But if not treated well, almost four out of five adults suffer from foot pain.So here are some home remedies provided to reduce foot pain, listen close!
12. Stop Wearing She-Devils
If you’re a girl, you will know what I’m talking about. Although high heels might make you look like a super model right now, they’ll make your feet look like tree stumps in a few years. I know a majority of females deeply despises the person that invented high heels on shoes. It is even rumored that heels very originally designed for men to wear but we know that this wasn’t clearly the case.
I’m not asking you to give them up completely; you just need to minimize the use of heels. For example, if you know you need to go to an event that will probably be over in a couple of hours then wearing those heels isn’t a bad idea. But if you’re going on a shopping trip you should probably wear comfortable shoes. This is a golden remedy to prevent foot pain.
11. Take A break
If your work involves a lot of standing around, you should probably take short breaks once in a while. We humans aren’t exactly light as feathers and gravity isn’t any help either; the weight of our own body combined with the magnetic force of earth weighs u down and our poor feet have to suffer for it.
10. Elevate Your Feet
After a tiring shift or at the end of the day, the best way to relax your feet is to elevate them at a particular angle. Every day after work, or whenever you’re on a break, sit down, get comfortable and then elevate your feet at a 45 degree angle.
By doing this for 15-20 minutes you are helping the blood flow to be restored to its original pace and the pain and swelling will eventually go down.
9. Clove Oil
Use clove oil to massage your feet. It is used to treat headaches and joint pain and also works miraculously on foot pain.
Gently massage it from the sole of your feet to the balls and then up again. Do this regularly so that there is a decrease in your pain that will last long term.
If the pain in your foot is because of soreness, some kind of strain, a sprain or a cut, sage can be used to reduce it from the unpleasant pain. Sage can also be used to eliminate food odor. What you need to do it:
- Take a few leaves of sage and gently rub them between your hands.
- Put them in a pot with a cup of apple cider vinegar.
- Boil the mixture then reduce the heat. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes.
- Use a cotton ball to soak up the solution.
- Rub it on the affected area.
- Do this multiple times to reduce the pain.
This remedy will help you in almost any kind of foot pain, whether it is external or internal.
7. Ice It
This is one of the most common remedies. It is also widely used to reduce foot pain. The cold and calming effect of the ice momentarily numbs the pain but as the feeling gets back, it slowly relaxes the muscles.
The trick is to know how much time you need to ice it for. The ideal time is to let it soak in the ice for 15-20 minutes. This way your foot muscles will be relaxed and pain free in no time.
6. Lets Golf
Now this may sound a little weird but it is a popular home remedy. If your feet have been very sore and not even icing them have had any relief, all you need to chase off the pain is a golf ball.
Roll a golf ball around with the bottom of your foot, do this multiple times and with both the feet if they are affected. The trick with the golf ball will help loosen up the tight ends and nerves of your feet and the muscles will be relaxed. This home remedy is weird but very effective.
5. Hot and Cold
Alternate hot and cold water while sitting on the edge of the bathtub. The sudden change of temperature will trigger the nerves to expand and loosen up, also relaxing your foot muscles.
Tip: Massaging your feet while doing this remedy has proved very useful.
No you don’t need to start eating beans to reduce foot pain, that’s ridiculous. This is, in fact a remedy that is also a fun exercise. What you need to do is:
- Spill some beans on the floor, scatter them around a fair distance around the room or wherever you are.
- Try walking on the beans. Step on them and let them roll under your feet.
- When you get comfortable walking on them, attempt to pick up the beans with the little toes of your feet.
This exercise in return will be very beneficial. It will definitely reduce any type of soreness and pain. The nerve endings in your feet will be restored to their normal.
After a long day of work or play, even the best of us feel an ache coming on. The best way to beat it is to give yourself a treat by massaging your feet. Better yet, get someone else to do it. Ask them to rub the soles of your feet and gently work their way down the balls of the feet. This will eventually tone down the soreness.
Massaging your feet everyday will help loosen the muscles and the pain will ultimately decrease day by day. Some days you can do it yourself, some days somebody can help you with it.
2. Soak In Salt
Here is great remedy to reduce soreness and pain in your feet. All you need is some Epsom Salt and Warm water. Whenever you feel like you’re feet are ‘killing you’, you can get a tub of water, add two tablespoons of Epsom salt in it and mix it with your hands. Soak your feet in it for 15-20 minutes and you will feel the magic work itself.
Along with a massage, it is best to use some kind of a moisturizer to help the process. Our feet normally become dry and hard due to all the walking and they’re not always as soft as a baby’s. So for the massage to be successful, we need a slippery agent to help the healing process.
It is best to use a cream that is a body lotion or sometimes baby oil works too. While massaging, use a small amount to help loosen up the muscles.
Well there you go; these are no doubt the simplest home remedies for foot pain. We all work hard and let our feet pay for it but this will no more happen because these remedies are very simple and effective. The key is to loosen the muscles and restore the nerve endings to their normal for maximum results. The best remedy is massaging and it is also the most relieving one.
Take care of your feet because if they are not treated well, the consequences won’t be pretty in a few years. Generally, 4 out of 5 people develop permanent foot conditions which develop into serious diseases of the foot like athlete’s foot.
Tips and Precautions
- When walking, always wear comfortable shoes.
- Trim your toe nails regularly so that they don’t provide discomfort while walking or wearing any kind of a shoe.
- Moisturize your feet daily, along with a light massage.
- Don’t use scalding hot water when soaking feet.