Our feet need some TLC too especially with the amount of work that you put them through. Just imagine how many miles you’ve walked, the weight that you are carrying, and the kind of shoes that you are wearing and you know that your feet will be sore afterwards. There are other factors that can make your feet sore such as ingrown toenail, nail fungus, and even athlete’s foot just to name a few. Fortunately, there are ways in which you can help soothe the aches and pains in your feet and some are listed below.
- Vinegar. One of the home remedies that you can use to treat sore feet is vinegar. The vinegar contains anti-inflammatories that can help treat sprains and other inflammation in your feet. To use this treatment, fill a small tub with hot water then add two tablespoons of vinegar. You can add Epsom salt if you have some but if not, sea salt will do. Soak your feet in the tub for 20 minutes.
- Cayenne pepper. Did you know that cayenne pepper can also be used to provide relief for tired and sore feet? The capsaicin present in cayenne can help reduce inflammation which is why it is often used to treat back pain, arthritis, muscle pain, as well as tired and sore feet. For those feet ache because of the cold, sprinkle some cayenne pepper on your feet before you wear your socks to keep them warm.
- Massage. Another way to give relief to your feet is to massage them. You will need to get a roller that is designed for the feet or if not, a tennis ball will do. Roll the ball or roller under your feet several times to promote blood flow and to ease the tension in the muscles. You can make some massage oil for your feet too by combining 3 tablespoons of sesame oil with 3 drops of clove oil. Mix the two ingredients properly before applying on your feet.
- Mustard seeds. Ease the pain and ache from your tired feet by soaking them in a tub of mustard seed and water. Mustard seeds are particularly effective as they improve one’s blood circulation, remove any toxic water in the body, as well as minimizing inflammation. You just need to grind the mustard seeds before adding to half a pail of water. Soak your feet in the pail for 10 to 15 minutes then pat dry.
- Sage. If the pain in your feet is caused by a cut, soreness, sprain, or strain, the best treatment for them is to use sage. First, you need to rub a few sage leaves with your hand gently before putting them in a pot along with less than a cup of apple cider vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil then let it simmer for five minutes. Soak a cloth in this mixture then place on the affected area. Repeat the steps several times until you find relief.