The world famous luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin had said, “High heels are pleasure with pain”. He was very right because most women who love to wear heels will complain about painful feet quite often. After all, to look stunning, you will have to sacrifice something. What most women do not realize is that wearing heels for a much longer period of time can be extremely harmful for their feet and over time, they would have to face hundreds of problems with their feet.
We have seen Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City running around in beautiful heels like Manolos and Jimmy Choos, but the reality is, wearing high heels for too long can not only give you immense foot pain, but there are many other problems that can arise because of these heels. There can be problems which range from bunions (on the corners of your foots), corns, and calluses. Sometimes, they may lead to even more difficult issues like misshapen hammertoes or you might get an excruciating pain in the ball of the foot. What’s dangerous is that this pain, if unattended, can lead to it being worse with each passing year!
This is a problem that several women choose to ignore and in fact, a survey conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association showed that about 42% of women wore a shoe they liked even if it gave them discomfort and 73% said that they are already having a shoe-related foot issue.
So, what do you think our suggestion for you would be? Considering the fact that you are all fashionistas, we will never tell you to give up your heels! But do keep in mind the fact that high heels can be dangerous and if worn continuously, they can be quite disastrous for your foot’s health. So, if you do have to wear high heels and your feet have a killer pain afterwards, here are some natural and home remedies to take care of them:
Ice Pack FTW!
An ice pack is the most easily available resource and is also one of the most effective ones when it comes to curing painful feet. Ice packs can be used to reduce the pain and inflammation of the foot. You can also use a water bottle and roll it under your feet to soothe them. This is how you should do it; Freeze a water bottle and keep it below the arch of your foot. Roll it under your foot for about five minutes and do the same with each foot. Switch sides and repeat till your pain subsides a little.
Vinegar is extremely helpful when it comes to treating foot pains and swelling. It reduces the inflammation of the foot to a large extent. This is how you can use vinegar to treat foot pain: Take a hot tub of water and pour two spoons of vinegar into it. Add some salt in it and soak your feet for up to twenty minutes.
Alternatively, you can also use vinegar in a different way: Soak a towel in a mixture of hot water and vinegar and wrap it around your foot. Leave it wrapped on your foot for at least 5 minutes and feel the difference.
Heat and Epsom salt are an amazing combination. To cure that nagging pain in your foot, take some Epsom salt in hot water and soak your feet in the water for at least 20 minutes. Wash your feet well and see the difference. Epsom salt can also dry up your skin to a large extent. Once you are done with the hot water bath, make sure you moisturize your skin well.
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Clove oil is extremely fragrant and can be used to heal not only foot pain, but also headaches and other body aches. Clove oil when used correctly can also boost blood circulation.
These are best remedies you can use when you have foot pain.