Top 5 Natural Home Remedies for Foot Pain

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Top 5 Natural Home Remedies for Foot Pain

Foot pain is one of the most common issues affecting people of all ages. Our feet take the burden of our body weight, and are usually the most neglected part of our body. Pain can be due to a number of reasons such as standing for long periods of time, excessive walking, and uncomfortable/improper fitting shoes. Visiting a food doctor is the best way to figure out the cause of your foot pain. But what if you need immediate relief? Here are a few natural home remedies for foot pain you can try until your local foot doctor is available.

Here are the Top 5 home remedies for foot pain:

Hot and cold water therapy

  • The hot water will promote blood flow and the cold water will help with decreasing inflammation, which causes pain.
  • Fill one bucket with cold water and other bucket with warm water. Sitting in a comfortable chair one must dip their feet in the warm water for 3 minutes and then immediately place it in the cold water for roughly 30 seconds.

Epsom salt

  • Epsom salt is actually magnesium and sulfate and it’s among the oldest home remedies for foot pain. Magnesium and sulfate are easily absorbed through the skin and work directly on reducing inflammation, helping with muscle and nerve function, and prevents hardening of arteries.
  • Place two to three tablespoons of Epsom salt in warm water and soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. Pat dry when done.

Clove oil

  • Clove oil has been shown to help with nail fungus, joint pain, and increasing circulation.
  • Gently massage your feet with clove oil several times a day as needed. For patients with sensitive skin, the clove oil must be diluted with 3 drops per 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Cayenne pepper

  • Cayenne paper is one of the more surprising – but effective – home remedies for foot pain. It’s rich in capsaicin, which has shown to help relieve muscle aches, and strained muscles. Capsaicin also has been used to help fight the signs and symptoms of arthritis.
  • Add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder in a half filled bucket of warm water. Soak your feet for a few minutes. Pat dry when done.

Mustard seeds

  • Mustard seeds have been used to help treat foot pain. They help improve circulation and help decrease inflammation, which in turn decreases pain.
  • Grind a handful of mustard seeds in a food processor and place in a half bucket of warm water. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes then pat dry when finished.

The above home remedies for foot pain are just some of the many ways that one can help with foot pain in a natural way without the use of medications. But always remember: In no way do these methods substitute physically seeing a physician who can properly evaluate and diagnose your foot condition, which potentially could be serious. Try a few of these home remedies and book an appointment with a podiatrist today.

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Carl M. Salvati, DPM
Carl M. Salvati, DPM completed a three year podiatric medical and surgical residency with reconstructive rearfoot and ankle training at Westside Regional Medical Center in Plantation, FL. During his time in residency, Dr Salvati had extensive experience in trauma, arthroscopy, diabetic limb salvage, and elective lower extremity procedures. He has an undergraduate BS BA degree from the University of Florida where he graduated cum laude and was a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society. He received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine in Miami, Florida. Dr. Salvati participated in various charitable endeavors including the Yucatan Crippled Children’s Project in Mexico. He is a candidate for the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr Salvati is a dedicated and compassionate physician with extensive surgical and medical experience. MedicalEducation Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Barry University, School of Podiatric Medicine ProfessionalAffiliations Associate of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine Member of the American Podiatric Medical Association Member of the Florida Podiatric Medical Association Associate of the American Professional Wound Care Association ResidencyTraining Podiatric Medicine and Surgical Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot and Ankle Certification (PMSR/RRA) –Westside Regional Medical Center Plantation, Florida Director: Steven Spinner, DPM, FACFAS Chief resident 2012-2013

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