Home Health General Health How to Naturally Get Rid of Foot Pain

How to Naturally Get Rid of Foot Pain

(12 votes, average 5.00 out of 5)
Written by Roberta Baxter   



If we could walk on our hands half the time we would not need a way to naturally get rid of foot pain since the incidences of discomfort would be decreased.  My suggestions are personal ones and not intended to give you medical advice.

There are many kinds of foot pain which I will guide you to naturally help many of those, perhaps the one that is so bothersome to you now.

The incorrect size shoe either in length or width can create pain.  Sometimes it is several weeks before the binding footwear causes that pain.  Correct sizing for the foot is so important and often disregarded because of several factors.  Fashion dominates our dress codes in shoe apparel with a pain resulting from tight fitting footwear.  Once the adequate size is bought and used, the pain subsides sometimes in a few days.

Shoe shape is another factor that can cause pain in the feet.  Generally it takes many activities to suffer, until the shoe is exchanged for one that  properly contours to the foot design.

When shoes are laced too tight, they can press on nerves sending messages to the brain that there is pain from that action.

Red soles of the feet can be the result of athletes foot, a bacterial infection or warts.  The red, swollen bottom of the feet are not only painful to the touch, but can be itchy and painful when walking.  Hot tubs, swimming pools, coming in contact with an infected person and public shower areas are breeding grounds for the culprits of these painful conditions.  Prevention, by wearing protective coverings on the feet can naturally prevent these problems along with many other tips to attack the pain these create are shared below.

1.  Rotate shoes so they can be aired out, dry and ready for a new day.

2.  Fungus likes dark, moist and a continual source to breed that fungus.  Eliminate these whenever possible by going barefoot or using sandals when you are able.

3.  Wash feet with soap and water and thoroughly dry them too.

4.  Sprinkle baking soda in shoes, overnight, to absorb moisture.  It can be left in to continue the job while you wear those shoes.

5.  Yogurt, with acidophilus, is a fungus fighting food helping to fight athletes foot pain. 

Another category for foot pain is linked to the type of work or profession a person does.  Because of repetitive and cumulative stress on the feet, many  painful foot complaints affect many parts of the foot.  To reduce that pain, try this simple to do exercise that helps me.  Take a 2 inch leather belt. Leather works best since it if a natural product, gives a little and generally does not cause any rash to the majority of people.

Hold the belt with one end, the one with the holes in it;  with one hand and the buckle in the other.  Cradle the bottom of the foot mid way on the belt's flat surface.  Gently and without a jerking motion guide the foot toes toward your head with the gentle pulling of the belt.  Keep the knee straight and count 8 seconds while moving your toes toward your body.  Release slowly letting the foot go away from the body in a smooth movement.  Repeat this 5 times as many times a day as you are able.






Comments (10)add comment

Sullysee said:

Sullysee
...
This is such a helpful foot care article. Feet are often too neglected, and yet they provide us with so much. 5*
 
May 14, 2010
Votes: +2

Ann Yo said:

Ann Yo
...
Excellent instruction and great information. Thanks for sharing, 5* plus recommendation!

 
May 16, 2010
Votes: +2

jswana said:

jswana
...
I wish I knew this 3 years ago when I had those Achilles (sp) tendon pain. Thanks for sharing.
 
June 03, 2010
Votes: +2

ladym33 said:

ladym33
...
Excellent advice. I just recently read an article about vinegar helping athletes foot.
 
June 09, 2010
Votes: +2

lighthouse1958 said:

lighthouse1958
...
My daughter has a foot infection when she was very young and I soaked her feet in 20 muleteam borax and it went away. The doctors couldn't get rid of it so my stepfather told me what he did for his athletic foot and it worked. I spent lots of money on the doctors for no reason.
 
June 13, 2010
Votes: +2

Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
...
Thanks for the advice.
 
June 13, 2010
Votes: +2

Kaseys View said:

Kaseys View
...
Very helpful information on foot pain.
 
June 14, 2010
Votes: +2

lighthouse1958 said:

lighthouse1958
...
I got to vote you up again on this article, horray!
My husband is going to a foot doctor now and they are saying he has nerve damage. Three different hospitals and three different doctors are on his case. He got his feet frostbitten when he was in Alaska, he was in the army then and was in the hospital for 2 weeks and almost lost both his feet then. Hope the doctors can help him very soon. I will also tell him some of your tips and see if they will help him also.
 
July 10, 2010
Votes: +1

Cindy Bay said:

Christina Fernando
...
This was super helpful. Thanks.
 
September 04, 2010
Votes: +1

BC Doan said:

BC Doan
...
Terrific tips to keep foot pain away!
 
April 04, 2011
Votes: +0

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy