What is Foot Pain:
Your foot is an intricate network of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Strong enough to bear your body weight, your foot can be prone to injury and pain. Foot pain can affect any part of your foot, from your toes to your Achilles tendon at the back of your heel.
Although mild foot pain often responds well to home treatments, it can take time to resolve. Severe foot pain should be evaluated by your doctor, especially if it follows an injury.
Foot Pain Causes:
Pain in the foot can be due to a problem in any part of the foot. Bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, toenail beds, nerves, blood vessels, or skin can be the source of foot pain. The cause of foot pain can be narrowed down by location and by considering some of the most common causes of foot pain.
Foot Pain Symptoms:
Foot pain can take any number of forms depending on the condition involved. Some common forms include continuous muscle pain accompanied by cramping, soreness, swelling and muscle spasms, and enduring joint pain. Weakness, numbness and tingling may also be evident. If the pain last longer than six months it is defined as chronic, and may be accompanied by sleeping difficulties, lack of energy and depression.
Foot Pain Remedy:
* Making an ice pack by filling a washcloth with ice and applying this to the feet after a long day can help relieve swelling and pain.
* Trim your toe nails regularly to avoid ingrowths. Make sure you remove the sharp edges and trim nails from one corner to the other.
* To get quick relief from foot pain, you must gently massage your aching feet with clove oil. This will stimulate blood flow and relax your muscles.
* Standing a great deal throughout the day will cause discomfort or pain for your feet. So, whenever possible, take the time to sit down and relax. Keep the feet at a 45 degree angle while at rest to help encourage blood flow, reducing the risk of swelling.
* Hot and cold water therapy can also be used to treat foot pain. While the hot treatment will promote blood flow, cold treatment will reduce the inflammation. When suffering from foot pain, apply a heat pad and an ice pack alternately for ten minutes to reduce foot pain.
* Mustard seeds can also be used in the treatment of foot pain. It helps to remove the toxic water from the body, improves blood circulation and removes inflammation, thus giving relief from foot pain.
* Cornstarch will keep the skin dry, prevent inflammation and will keep your feet warm. Take some cornstarch and rub it on your feet so that it can absorb the moisture from your feet.
* Soaking the feet will help encourage circulation which will help muscles relax and take down swelling. Create a foot bath by mixing Epsom salts (two tablespoons) in a foot bath filled with warm water. Allow your feet to soak for 15 minutes, and then pat them dry with a towel and moisturize them with a soothing foot lotion or cream.