How to Take Care of Your Feet on a Regular Basis
Soaking feet in lukewarm water with Epsom salt
Epsom salt contains sulfate and magnesium. It helps reducing aches, soreness and Foot Pain. It also helps to reduce inflammation, improves blood circulation and deodorizes the feet. Take a basin of warm water. Add half cup Epsom salt in it. Now soak the feet inside the water and relax for 15 to 20 minutes. Both sulfate and magnesium can be absorbed by the skin and that helps to soothe the muscles and reduces swelling. Start with a session of 8 to 12 minutes until it turns into a relaxing habit that you don’t want to skip.
Doing some stretching
Stretching the feet for a few minutes would work significantly to strengthen the bones and muscles. It can be done in two ways:
- Remove shoes and just move the feet around to stretch. Flex the feet and point toes in different directions to make a good effort to extend them quite deeply. To stretch the ankle and heel, lean against wall with one foot back and then push down through ankle and calf. The same stretch can be done by supporting the forefoot on a stair while letting the heel to stretch back toward ground.
- Roll your foot on a tennis ball. It is a fantastic way to stretch bones and muscles of the feet. Place the ball on the floor and roll the arches of feet on it to lessen tension. Now press the foot down as hard as possible sans causing any pain to get the most of it. You can do it anytime like when you watch TV, relax in the lawn or even in the office (not publicly).
Wearing right footwear
If you have to be on your feet all through the day, you must wear comfortable shoes. You should choose a pair of shoes that provides support to the arches of the feet. Make sure your shoes don’t hurt any part of the feet and allows sufficient space in the toe box. In case of high arches, shoes with straps, buckles and laces will be good. Shoes that can support the arch would keep the feet in good shape.