by NativeRemedies on April 5th, 2011 at 7:00 am
A human foot is a wonderful yet complicated part of the body. When I was a kid I went barefoot a lot and loved every minute of it, but the older I get the more I realize I like to have something separating my bare foot from a hard surface. Recently I was in a situation where I had to stand for most of the day in uncomfortable shoes and my feet are desperate for a little R&R.
After doing a little research I realized there are some quick easy ways to relieve foot pain, and the best thing is you can do them right in the comfort of your home.
Foot Massage: massaging the feet can bring comfort, relaxation and help with circulation issues. A quick, simple way to give yourself a nice foot massage is to place two tennis balls in an old sock, tie the end and roll on the floor with your foot. This technique is most beneficial to the balls of the feet and also the arch.
Elevate Feet: Keeping your feet elevated after a long day can help to ward off swelling. Elevating your feet above your head is one of the most helpful things you can do. Using a wall, lie on your back and place your feet on the wall in front of you. To make it more comfortable, turn down the lights and play soft music. This is a very restorative movement and can benefit much more than your feet!
Foot Soak: Soaking your feet is another quick and easy thing to do for sore, aching feet, just make sure the water isn’t too hot. Pour warm water into a basin, add dry mustard and lavender and soak for 15 minutes- this will help to revive tired feet.
Taking proper care of our feet is very important. When your feet are sore it’s hard to want to keep active but walking and using your feet is one of the best things you can do. If you suffer with sore, tired and aching feet, try a more gentle form of exercise like swimming.
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