Remedies for foot pain in women

If you happen to visit a podiatrist’s any time soon. take a look around the waiting room while you’re there. Chances are that women will outnumber men four to one. That’s because women have four times as many foot problems as men. And women account for 90 percent of all foot surgeries. Not that there feet are any different from men’s, structurally speaking, just seem to have a propensity for squeezing them into shoes that are too high, too pointy, and too tight. So are there any home remedies for foot pain in women that can help them avoid the surgical procedures? here we suggest some.

Drown the stench, soak your feet

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Soak your feet in one of the following solutions for 15 to 20 minutes once or twice a day:

Epsom salts

 Add one-half cup Epsom salts to a quart of warm water and soak your feet for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash your feet with warm water and see the foot pain disappear. 

Black Tea

Steep a few regular black tea bags in hot water, then add some cool water so that the tea is a lukewarm temperature. Black tea has tannins, which help absorb moisture. Soak your feet in this water for 15 to 20 minutes for a relaxing foot pain treatment. 

Vinegar

Add one-half cup white vinegar to a quart water. Nw soak your feet in it for 15 to 20 minutes. Remember to wash off the feet afterwards with lukewarm water. This should help alleviate foot pain.  

Rock Salt

Add half cup of  himalayan rock salt to medium hot water and soak your feet in the mixture for 15 to 20 minutes. Once done wash your feet with warm water and dry with a clean towel to alleviate foot pain. 

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.

Walk regularly

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:

Golf-Ball Roll

Sit down with your shoes off, place one foot on top of a golf ball, and roll (don’t stand) on the ball using only the weight of the foot; repeat with the other foot.

Spill the Beans

Scatter beans or marbles on the floor, and pick them up with your toes.

Circle and Stretch

Sit in a chair with one foot raised in front of you, and make four or five small circles in the air in both directions with your foot. Next, point your toes as much as you can; then stretch them up towards you. Repeat six times with each foot.