10 Simple and Effective Home Remedies For Foot Pain

Physical pain or discomfort in the foot can be caused by different sources. Foot pain can affect a person’s mood, increases the risks of falling and can lower the quality of life. Foot pain is a really common phenomenon as it's our feet that lead us to anywhere and everywhere. It can also lead to difficulty in walking and carrying weight.

What Causes Foot Pain?

Many injuries or conditions can lead to foot pain. Following are some common reasons behind foot pain.

1. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

It is a disorder which occurs when the nerve that goes to foot gets compressed by bone or tissue. Burning, tingling and shooting of foot are some of the symptoms of Tarsal tunnel syndrome.

2. Obesity

Weight gain can also lead to foot pain as it makes our posture change and also affects tendons and ligaments of feet.

3. Achilles Tendinitis

It is an injury in the belt of tissue that connects calf muscle at the back of the lower leg to the heel bone. It usually occurs when runners suddenly increase their duration of running.

4. Bone spurs

 Bone spurs

Bone spurs are projections that develop along bone edges. It is commonly caused due to joint damage associated with arthritis.

5. Arthritis

Arthritis is inflammation of joints that usually occurs in old age. Arthritis leads to severe foot pain and inflammation.

6. Broken Toe

It is a common injury which occurs when some heavy object hits the toe. It leads to pain, swelling and decolouring of the toe.

7. Bursitis

Bursitis

Bursitis is a condition in which bursae, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near a joint in the body are affected. Bursitis causes foot inflammation and leads to pain.

8. Broken Foot

A broken foot is caused due to injury on foot. Fractures due to the injury can be small as well as consequential. A broken foot shows symptoms such as swelling, pain, tenderness, and more.

How To Treat Sore Feet At Home?

Let’s have a quick look at some home remedies for severe foot pain.

 1. Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

What You Will Need

  • 2-3 teaspoon coconut oil

What To Do

  1. Take the oil in your palm and gently massage the affected foot with it.
  2. After massage, you can wrap the foot by wearing a sock.

How Often To Do

Do it once a day before bedtime.

Why This Works

Coconut is a natural effective home remedy to treat severe foot pain. Medium chain fatty acids In coconut oil contains anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties that help in treating foot pain and also keeps the foot moisturised and infection free.

 2. Ginger

What You Will Need

  • 1-inch ginger root
  • 1 cup of water
  • Honey

What To Do

  1. Boil the ginger in water and let it steep for 5 minutes.
  2. Stain and add honey to the solution.
  3. Consume the tea.

How Often To Do

You can drink it two to three times a day.

Why This Works

Ginger is another foot pain cure remedy. Enzyme Zingibain present in ginger contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help in curing foot pain and inflammation.

3. Sesame Oil

 Sesame Oil

What You Will Need

  • 2-3 teaspoon sesame oil

What To Do

  1. Take the oil in a bowl.
  2. Massage the affected foot slowly with sesame oil.

How Often To Do

Do it at least one time a day.

Why This Works

Sesame oil helps in quickly relieving the pain. Anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties of sesame oil help in reducing inflammation and pain. Massaging with sesame oil provides warmth and is easy to penetrate through skin providing relief. It stimulates blood circulation and warms the area, its regular massage can treat the pain permanently.

4. Eucalyptus Oil

What You Will Need

What To Do

  1. Add eucalyptus oil to the water
  2. Soak your feet in this water for 10-15 minutes.

How Often To Do

You can do it two 1 to 2 times a day.

Why This Works

Eucalyptol compound present in eucalyptus oil is known for its medicinal properties. Anti-inflammatory properties of eucalyptus oil also helps in relieving inflammation and treats pain. It numbs the area with its analgesic properties and also relieves from stress and tension.

5. Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt

What You Will Need

  • ¬Ω cup of Epsom salt
  • A large bowl of hot water

What To Do

  1. Add the salt in water and mix well.
  2. Soak your feet in water for 10-15 minutes.

How Often To Do

Do it at least once a day.

Why This Works

Magnesium present in Epsom salt contains anti-inflammatory and calming properties that heal the pain. Epsom salt is a common home remedy for foot pain, muscle pain and spasms.

6. Mustard Seeds

What You Will Need

  • ¬Ω cup mustard seeds
  • A large bowl of hot water

What To Do

  1. Blend half cup mustard seeds and add them to hot water.
  2. Soak your feet for 10-15 minutes in this water.

How Often To Do

Do this one to two times a day.

Why This Works

Anti-inflammatory properties of compounds present in mustard treat and relieve the pain. It removes toxins from the body and improves blood circulation. It also reduces tenderness and swelling.

7. Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper

What You Will Need

  • ¬Ω teaspoon cayenne pepper powder
  • A large bowl of hot water

What To Do

  1. Add the cayenne powder to hot water.
  2. Soak your feet for 25 minutes in this solution.

How Often To Do

Do it at least once a day.

Why This Works

Cayenne is rich in a compound named capsaicin that contains great amount of anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that reduce the inflammation and pain of foot.

8. Vinegar

What You Will Need

  • 2 tablespoon of vinegar
  • A large bowl filled with hot water

What To Do

  1. Add vinegar to the bowl of water and mix well.
  2. Soak your feet for 20 minutes in this solution.

How Often To Do

Do it one time a day.

Why This Works

Vinegar is another natural remedy to treat sore feet at home. Its anti-inflammatory properties reduces swelling and treats pain. It soothes feet muscle and also provides relief from bad feet odour.

9. Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender Essential Oil

What You Will Need

What To Do

  1. Add the oil to hot water and mix it well.
  2. Soak your foot in the solution for 15-20 minutes.

How Often To Do

Do it at least once a day.

Why This Works

Lavender oil is the most calming essential oil and is highly effective in treating foot pain. It contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that provide relief from pain and inflammation. It also contains anti-depressant properties that help in relaxing and also lowers the stress.

10. Baking soda

What You Will Need

  • ¬Ω cup baking soda
  • A bowl full of hot water

What To Do

  1. Mix baking soda with the water.
  2. Soak the affected foot in water for 15-20 minutes.

How Often To Do

Do it once a day.

Why This Works

Anti-inflammatory, smoothing and neutralising properties makes baking soda an effective remedy for various ailments including foot pain. It helps in reducing pain inflammation.

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