What Are Some Effective Alternative Remedies For Foot Pain?

You know the feeling. You’re walking around your house, expecting to feel some relief from your foot pain, and boom! It hits you again in a way that makes it hard for you to walk. This is when we often turn to over-the-counter medicines or prescription drugs like ibuprofen as an alternative remedy. But what are some other alternatives? Below we list out some common natural remedies for foot pain:

  • Aloe Vera gel – Aloe vera has many healing properties but it’s best known for its ability to soothe burns and wounds. If applied regularly, the gel can help heal sore feet while also reducing swelling .
  • Amber crystal – Amber is a fossilized tree resin that has been used for centuries to relieve pain and heal physical ailments. You can use amber by rubbing it over the affected area or placing it under your pillow as you sleep.
  • Baking soda bath soak – We have written about this before but adding baking soda to your bath water can help reduce inflammation, soothe aches and pains while also exfoliating dry skin cells and relieving itchiness on soles of feet. Once finished with the soak, rinse off well then pat dry with a towel.
  • Cayenne pepper foot rub – Cayenne peppers contain capsaicin which helps stimulate circulation which could be helpful when suffering from poor blood flow due to varicose veins or other circulatory insufficiency.
  • Dandelion leaves – Dandelions contain quinine which is a natural anti-inflammatory and has been used for centuries to help with conditions like gout, arthritis, sciatica and nerve damage. To use dandelion leaves as an alternative remedy, make a tea from the dried leaves in boiling water then allow it to sit overnight before drinking the following morning.
  • Lemon juice – Lemon juice contains vitamin C which can be effective at reducing pain caused by inflammation of tendons that are tight (also known as tennis elbow). A study published in “The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine” found adding lemon juice to your diet could also help relieve symptoms associated with low back pain.

In addition to these natural remedies, there are many other options available. These include taking a warm shower or bath with Epsom salt which can help soothe sore muscles while also relaxing tight tendons and ligaments in the foot; using an ice pack wrapped in cloth against inflamed areas for 20 minutes at a time; rubbing peppermint oil over painful spots on feet (this is often combined with eucalyptus oil due to its soothing effects); drinking plenty of water throughout the day as well as consuming foods high in potassium such as oranges, bananas, tomatoes and avocados which might reduce inflammation-related pain. If you’re experiencing severe symptoms that don’t improve after trying some of these more common remedies then consult with your doctor to find out what other options are available.

So there you have it, our top 6 alternative remedies for foot pain. If you’re struggling with your feet and want to find a solution that doesn’t involve popping pills or going under the knife, we recommend trying one of these out! To learn more about how they work and what people are saying about them, visit us today.

Are You Looking For Foot And Ankle Pain Relief?

At Pace Physical Therapy, we know that pain in the foot and ankle can really slow you down. To make sure this doesn’t happen, our recovery plan will typically involve a mixture of advanced hands-on physical therapy procedures such as massage or ultrasound; exercises to improve balance and strengthen your feet (exercises on a balance board are great for relieving joint issues); specialist facilities like electric stimulation machines which relieve swelling by restoring blood flow with an electrical current; or even orthotic footwear if needed to ensure mobility isn’t compromised again in future. We’ll also recommend lifestyle changes so long-term problems don’t arise too! We all want to lead a life of comfort and happiness. The trouble is, it’s not always easy after an injury or accident takes us out of commission for weeks at a time with debilitating pain in our joints. Take care of your feet and ankles by getting the right treatment from Pace Physical Therapy! Contact us today to schedule your appointment!