Day-by-day your feet are doing a lot of work, whether are walking, standing or exercising, feet are dealing with many tasks, and feet sore is a normal thing.
Anyhow, you must relieve tired and painful feet because it may interfere with your daily activities.
As a nurse, I’m pretty familiar with this problem, because I’m running daily from one patient to another and until the end of the day my feet are burning. Actually, feet pain is part of my life already, but it comes a day when you can’t cope with it any longer.
So, in case you are dealing with sore and swollen feet which end with a burning sensation, then you should probably follow my guideline of home care treatment. I assure you that the next tips will ease that horrible pain felt in the feet.
1. Epsom Salt Foot Bath
A warm foot bath may be just the ticket to alleviating foot pain. Adding Epsom salts to a foot bath can relieve your sore muscles and can even reduce swelling in your feet.
2. Coconut Oil Massage
- Take two to three teaspoons of coconut oil in your palm and massage it gently on the affected foot.
- You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
- After application, you can seal in the oil by wearing socks.
- Add an inch of chopped ginger to a cup of steaming hot water.
- Steep for 5 to 10 minutes and strain.
- Add some honey to the ginger tea and consume before it turns cold.
4. Hot Or Cold Compress
- Place a hot water bottle on the affected area.
- Hold it there for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Replace the hot water bottle with an ice pack.
- Hold it on the affected foot for 10 minutes.
- Repeat this 2 to 3 times.
5. Sesame Oil
- Take one to two tablespoons of sesame oil in a small bowl.
- Gently massage this oil on the affected foot.
- You can also add your favorite essential oil to it for additional benefits.
6. Cayenne Pepper
- Add half a teaspoon of powdered cayenne pepper to a bowl/bucket of slightly hot water.
- Soak your feet in this solution for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Flex your toes, point them, and then curl them for a handful of seconds.
- Warm up your feet by sitting down and extending your legs.
- Move your toes around.
- Point your toes toward your body and away from it.
- Move your ankles in a circle in both clockwise and counterclockwise directions.
- Continue to stretch your feet by shifting your weight from your heels to your toes by taking turns lifting the front and back of your feet off the ground while in a standing position.
8. Ice Your Feet
- Icing your feet can reduce inflammation that causes soreness.
- Apply ice to sore feet by filling a plastic bag with ice or rolling your feet on a frozen water bottle.
- Try to ice the affected area for 5 to 15 minutes a few times a day to help reduce inflammation.