A sore foot is a very common problem. Your feet can feel sore due to a variety of reasons such as standing for a very long time, excessive walking, wearing shoes that are either too tight or the ones that cause pain in toes due to narrow end, etc. Sore feet can cause a lot of discomfort and pain if left untreated. With simple natural or home remedies, this condition can be treated. Below are the top natural and effective remedies for sore feet:
Mustard seeds help remove toxic water from the body, improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation and soreness, thus giving relief from swelling and pain. Grind some mustard seeds and add them to half a bucket of warm water. Soak your feet in the water for 10 to 15 minutes and then pat dry your feet. More: Soothe aching feet naturally >>
Epsom salt can help soothe your feet soreness, giving you instant relief from foot pain. Put two to three tablespoons of Epsom salt in a tub of warm water. Soak your feet in the tub for 10 to 15 minutes. The salt can make your feet dry, so apply some moisturizer after soaking them.
Massaging with essential oils that have anti-inflammatory properties can heal a feet soreness. Add all the essential oils (one teaspoon chamomile essential oil, 20 drops rosemary essential oil and one teaspoon lavender essential oil) to the carrier oil like coconut oil and mix it well. Pour the oil into a bottle and use it as and when required. Use it to massage your feet. More: Homemade foot oil recipes >>
Cayenne pepper is a rich source of capsaicin that has anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces swelling is any and reduces pain associated with muscle soreness. Add one-half teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder to half a bucket of hot water and soak your feet in it for a few minutes.
Soaking feet in salt water is also an old home remedy and it’s highly effective for any kind of soreness. Add some salt in cold water and soak your feet in it for 5-10 minutes. Repeat this daily until symptoms are no more.
SESAME OIL MASSAGE
Massaging inflamed areas of the body with sesame oil is an age old remedy. Stroking and rubbing the foot helps to generate better cardiovascular circulation in the foot. These friction based movements also stimulate the flow of energy, directing it in the intended way. More: Ayurvedic foot massage >>
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender induces relaxation and rejuvenation and calms muscle soreness. Use lavender to prepare a fragrant foot soak that relaxes your feet. Add four drops of lavender essential oil and ¼ cup Epsom salt to a tub of about four litres of water that has been boiled and cooled down. Soak your feet in it until the water isn’t warm anymore.