Home Remedies for Sore Feet
Take a step back in time and experience how things were done in the “olden days!” The Coachella Valley History Museum is hosting Heritage Days on March 29, 2014 in Coachella Valley, CA. Take the whole family to this festival for activities, entertainment, handmade gifts, and multicultural food. If you typically get sore feet after a long day of celebrating, working, or shopping, we have some home remedy tips to help you.
It is pretty common to feel tired and achy all over when your feet are in pain. At our podiatric office, we help patients who have foot pain due to a variety of reasons. Discomfort can result from uncomfortable shoes, old age, extended periods standing or walking, structure problems, previous injury, or a health condition such as diabetes.
The first remedy in our bag of tricks is trying a hot/cold treatment. If your feet are otherwise healthy, dip your feet in hot (but not too hot) water for three minutes then switch to cold for up to a minute. Repeat this process three times. You can use ice and a heat pad as well. This helps to reduce inflammation and stimulate blood flow. Second, pick up some Epsom salt and peppermint oil and add both to a warm foot soak to soothe tired feet. Next, massage clove oil into your feet to relax muscles and increase blood flow. Finally, buy a roller especially designed for feet, or just grab a tennis ball or frozen water bottle to massage the soles of your feet.
If home remedies are unsuccessful, we have helped many patients with tired feet with the use of custom orthotics. These inserts support and stabilize your feet and may be exactly what you need to find relief from your foot pain. Contact Dr. Harvey Danciger, DPM for help today—call our office in Palm Desert, CA at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment today. We have the answers to solve your foot pain problems!
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