Foot pain is another common ailment and can occur as a result of wearing bad shoes, work, wearing high heels for extended periods of time, wearing shoes without proper support in the arch or instep, and most commonly from being on your feet the whole day.
Sometimes, foot pain can be due to twisting your ankle or missing a step on the stairs and landing on the foot too hard.
If the foot pain is simply soreness due to fatigue from being on your feet the whole day or from wearing the wrong shoes try soaking your feet in hot water with Epsom salt.
There are also wonderful foot baths available that include jets that can provide blissful relief.
Put some sand in a pillow case and fold it to a rectangular shape. Put this “pillow” in the microwave for three minutes on high. Place the soles of your feet on the warm pillow.
If you don’t have sand, you can use grains of rice or dried beans or corn. You can also put hot water in a wine bottle. Put the wine bottle on a towel on the floor and roll your foot on the bottle. This eases the pain of tired arches.
Nothing relieves tired feet better than taking all the weight off of them and getting some rest. Simply prop those tired soles on a pillow on the couch, elevate at a 45 degree angle and just relax for as long as possible. During a busy day, as little as 10 to 15 minutes can bring relief and rejuvenation.
Sit on the edge of your tub and run water over the feetalternating between hot and cold.
For swollen feet an ice pack or ice cubes wrapped in a towel will bring relief.
Sometimes foot pain comes from overgrown toe nails that make shoes feel tighter than they should.
Nothing feels better for tired and achy feet than a massage. Ask your spouse for a rub.
Another option is to purchase any one of the wonderful foot massagers on the market.
Some offer Shiatsu, others feature rolling balls, and most have heat, which is truly wonderful to relieve aches and pains on a cold rainy night.
There are shoes made for comfort and there are shoes made for fashion.
There are also shoes created for specific type of work that calls for long hours on one’s feet. Make absolutely sure that you are wearing the right shoes and they fit properly.
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*DISCLAIMER: THIS PUBLICATION IS NOT INTENDED TO BE MEDICAL ADVICE, IT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASE CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE STARTING ANY HOME REMEDY.