Drown the stench, soak your feet
Soak your feet in one of the following solutions for 15 to 20 minutes once or twice a day:
Chose the right shoes
The easiest way to keep your feet out of the doctor’s office is to wear comfortable shoes. Thankfully, many of us are getting the message. More women are choosing footwear more for comfort than for style. How can you be sure that you’re getting the best shoes for your feet?
How to chose the right shoes
Shop for shoes in the latter part of the day, when your feet have swollen to their maximum.
Have both feet measured for length and width. “It’s not at all unusual to have one foot be a little longer than the other. If you do, fit shoes to the longer foot.
Always try shoes on. Manufacturers use different lasts, or forms, to make shoes, so even though your foot measures a size 6, you may not be a size 6 in every brand of shoe.
Pamper your footwear
The insides of shoes are dark and damp, an environment in which bacteria thrive. To discourage microbes from making themselves at home in your footwear, follow this advice.
- Alternate your shoes on a daily basis.
- Don’t keep your shoes in a closed, dark place like a locker.
- If you exercise daily, alternate two pairs of athletic shoes.
Cool aloe vera peppermint foot massage
Cool down hot sore feet with a peppermint and aloe vera gel rub. Add few drops of peppermint essential oil to 2 tsp of olive oil and add 2 tbsp of aloe vera gel. Rub this gel on your feet to get a relaxing foot massage.
Soothing olive and clove oil foot massage
Soothe tired feet with a an olive oil massage spiked with clove oil which has anesthetic properties. Best base oil for feet include avocado, olive and sesame.
Exercise and build strength
Exercise and strengthen your foot muscles by rolling each foot over a tennis ball while sitting down. Repeat this exercise on both feet alternatively . Start with three to four set of 10 reps for each foot during first few days. You can increase the reps to 15 and later on to 20 based on the strength of your foot muscles. Stop the exercise immediately if you feel pain or discomfort and consult your professional physician.
Detoxify with warm salt water soak
Detoxify your whole body with a 10-minute foot soak in warm water containing two tablespoon of rock salt, Follow with an oil massage. You can use olive oil for a relaxing massage.
Ditch high heels
Avoid bunions and ankle problems and ditch your high heels. This is one of the most important home remedies to cure foot pain in women.
Neuroma foot pain remedies
Neuroma is an enlarged nerve that has a tendency to get in the way of the tiny bones on the ball of your foot (usually around your fourth toe). Pain lets you know when it happens. If the pain is unbearable, your doctor may’ recommend cortisone injections, padding, or even surgery.
Like any part of the body, the feet stay healthiest if they’re kept strong and flexible with regular exercise. Walking in shoes that provide good support and cushioning is excellent exercise for the feet.
Exercise to heal foot pain
Try these foot exercises: