Heal Your Family’s Foot Pain: Natural Home Remedies in Your Cupboards

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Aug 7, 2014 9:00:00 AM

natural remedies for foot painIt’s been a long day. As the family fumbles into the house after work, soccer practice, a dance recital and grocery shopping, everyone falls onto the couch, puts their feet up, and you hear a long, drawn out sigh. As the mom and caretaker of the bunch, your head hurts from hearing everyone complain about their aching feet today.

You need a treatment for foot pain and fast! You also need to cook dinner. You’re a pro at multi-tasking, so why not make dinner and find some natural remedies for the family’s foot pain? Start searching your refrigerator and cupboards for the following:

Vinegar - soaking your feet in a tub of hot water with two tablespoons of vinegar can help reduce inflammation.

Ice - put a small amount of crushed ice in a plastic bag and massage the areas on your feet that hurt to reduce swelling.

Clove oil - massaging a small amount on your aching feet will stimulate blood flow, relax muscles and ease joint pain.

Cayenne pepper - if your feet hurt when it’s cold, sprinkle some cayenne pepper in your socks to help keep them warm. It’s also a rich source of capsaicin, which is known to relieve muscle aches and pains.

Sage - can help with foot pain due to a sprain, cut or soreness. It can also reduce foot odor. Just rub a handful of it on your feet using this recipe.

Essential oils - soaking your feet in water with a few drops of eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, or rosemary oil can help soothe tired, aching feet.

These natural home treatments can be a great quick fix to get your family comfortable after a long day, but what about if your foot pain is more serious? There are some effective, nearly painless treatments available offered by a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare. Here’s a glimpse of what they are:

Minimally invasive surgery - this is a surgical technique that is done by making a very small incision or no incision at all. It causes less trauma to the foot than traditional surgery and promotes significantly reduced recovery time.

HyProCure - this treatment for foot pain inserts a titanium stent into the space between the ankle bone and heel bone to prevent the ankle from rolling inward, stopping the excessive motion that leads to foot pain and pain in other parts of the body.

Stem cell treatment - live birth stem cells are injected into the affected area and immediately start building new cartilage that leads to quicker healing.

Finding natural remedies at home for your family can be a quick fix for foot pain so you can enjoy a nice evening. But if you or your loved ones are experiencing consistent foot pain, it’s time to visit a New York podiatrist at Adler Footcare to learn more about the treatment options mentioned above. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

What have you tried to ease your foot pain? Share with us in the comments section below!

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Topics: Foot Care, foot pain