Give Foot Pain The Boot: 3 Natural Ways To Reduce Foot Pain

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Foot pain can really put a damper on things, especially if you're used to living an active lifestyle. Even if you're seeing a doctor for the problem, there may still be times when you just can't get up and do the things you want to do. You don't have to settle for being in pain. Luckily, there are some easy treatment options you can do right at home. These simple home remedies will help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with foot problems.

Rest Ice Compression And Elevation

When it comes to foot pain, you want to take care of the problem as quickly as possible. The easiest way to get relief is with the RICE method. As soon as your feet start to hurt, give them a rest. Place a bag of ice over them, and wrap them up in a towel. Elevate your feet above your heart to alleviate any inflammation. Use this method whenever foot pain starts to get you down.

Go Hot And Cold

Another easy way to reduce pain and inflammation in your feet is to go hot and cold. You're going to need two large bowls or wash basins for this treatment option. Fill one bowl with icy cold water, and the other bowl with hot water. Get the hot water as hot as you can stand it without burning your feet.

Place the bowls on the ground in front of you, and sit down in a comfortable chair. Place your bare feet in the cold water for about five minutes, and then transfer them to the hot water for five minutes. Repeat the process for about 30 minutes. The change in temperature will boost the circulation, and reduce the pain in your feet.

The Oils Are Essential

Massaging your feet twice a day can also reduce the pain you feel in your feet. Essential oils will help stimulate circulation, while reducing the pain and inflammation you're experiencing. Combine four drops each of clove, eucalyptus and rosemary oil, with two tablespoons of olive oil. Massage the oil into your feet at least twice a day. You'll feel the pain relief as soon as you start massaging your feet.

If you enjoy an active life, foot pain can interfere with your activities. Don't sideline yourself. Use these simple home remedies, in conjunction with the treatment your foot doctor, like Dr. Lee D. Billing, Podiatrist Foot Surgeon, prescribes, to take away the pain so you can get out and enjoy life again.


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