Foot discomfort can be very debilitating. There are many reasons for it to occur including injury and overwork. Foot pain should not be overlooked as it can often be a symptom of an injury elsewhere in the body. Back and neck injuries can often show up in the foot.
If you suffer from foot pain, our first recommendation is to seek help from a professional. There are however some effective natural remedies that you can try which can be particularly effective if your pain is a result of an overactive lifestyle and you are in need of some general relaxation.
Reduce foot tension with massage
Massage is great for all over body health. It is a fantastic and relaxing way to relieve stresses and tensions in the body and it’s no less effective for your feet. A good massage can give your tired and sore feet relief by breaking down lactic acid, which can cause stiffness and pain. Massage also helps blood to circulate around the feet helping more oxygen to reach the blood quicker which is great for the healing process.
Endorphins are released during a massage. The release of these helps stimulate the nerve cells of the brain which can offer pain release.
When planning on a massage, ensure that you don’t get any injured areas massaged as this can make things worse.
Soak your feet in Epsom salts
Soaking your feet in Epsom salts can reduce swelling, stiffness and pain. They are a very safe and relaxing way to alleviate foot pain in addition to aches and pains throughout the entire body. Epsom salts contain natural anti-inflammatory properties that the skin absorbs while you immerse them in water.
A word of caution about using Epsom salts as a cure for a serious illness however, if you suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, or have a heart condition, consult your doctor beforehand.
If you suffer from foot pain on a regular basis, it is always best to seek advice from a doctor. Natural foot pain remedies are generally safe and effective, but they are limited in the results that they achieve.