Modern medicine has come a long way from where it started at the beginning of human kind. Our number one instinct as a species is to stay alive; so developing medicine, cures, and even something as simple as a home remedy has helped mankind thrive. Home remedies have been around pretty much forever. People have come up with some crazy remedies for common ailments, and some of them are amazingly accurate. From old tricks such as putting a pencil in between your teeth for headaches, to using duct tape to remove warts; these sound bizarre but they are still used today! There are remedies for almost any ailment; not all work, but a lot do. I’m here to give you a few effective home remedies that can help your feet with various issues.
Pain is always the worst, especially foot pain. With an aching that starts when you wake up making each step excruciating. Foot pain is very common; no wonder there are plenty of remedies for your pain. One trick is to fill two basins with water, one cold and one as hot as you can comfortably stand (not suggested for diabetics with loss of feeling). While sitting, put your feet in the cold water for 5 minutes, then switch to the hot water for another 5 minutes. This technique is called a “hydromassage” and actually contracts and dilates the blood vessels to get the blood pumping. Another thing you can do is take a tennis ball and roll it on the bottoms of your foot, to massage the soles of your feet. You can also use a golf ball or a rolling pin. Stretching is great for achy feet. My personal favorite is taking a towel, putting it on the ball of my foot, and pulling to stretch my plantar fascia and calf muscle.
Dry cracked feet can be a pain and an eye sore. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to help smooth them out. Basically these things are foot soaks. Being that foot soaks help with pain too, that’s a win-win. Some soaks consist of vinegar and water, some lemon juice, and even some with bananas, but it’s all about finding what works best for you. Click here for a site I found pretty helpful when it comes to learning about the different soaks and what they do.
Athlete’s foot is an annoying problem that can cause an annoying smell. Being easily spread walking barefoot, no wonder a good bit of people have experienced this issue. There are lots you can do such as making sure your feet are clean and dry, but I’m here to talk to you about the remedies, the weird stuff. Soaking your feet in tea, because of the tannic acid in tea, is a creative soak that can help combat athlete’s foot. A plain yogurt (no flavor) containing live acidophilus bacterium is a great remedy. This bacteria keeps the fungus in check. Just apply to the infected areas, let dry, and rinse off. It’s that easy. This is just the tip of the iceberg; there are many more remedies you can try, just click here and follow the link to a page all about it!
When it comes to home remedies it’s all about finding the one that works for you. A lot of the time good foot soaks and scrubs can make all the difference, be sure to check out my other blog “Treat Your Feet At Home”, it’s all about giving feet that spa day they deserve!