Thursday, May 24, 2018

How to Relieve Tired and Swollen Feet

How many times have you been on your feet all day whether for work or just because you’ve been busy, only to find yourself in pain by the end of the day? Tired and swollen feet aren’t always localized either. They can also lead to back and knee pain and just leave you feeling miserable in general. So, rather than hobble to the couch and lie down in agony, there are things you can do to help relieve that pain and discomfort that you are feeling. Let’s take a closer look.

Pick Up an At-Home Foot Massager

If tired and swollen feet are a regular occurrence for you, it may be worth your money to invest in an at-home foot massager. There are all kinds of models available from high-tech massagers with pre-set functions and settings, to basic roller massagers. Each style has its own pros and cons and they all vary greatly in price.

For all things foot massager related, be sure to check out Foottherapy.Net, as it features a number of in-depth reviews.

Investigate Various Essential Oils and How They Can Help

If you're looking for a natural approach to relieving tired and swollen feet, then you may want to do some research on essential oils. There are a number of oils that are known to help, with peppermint, eucalyptus, and clove oil being the most popular. You can use a couple of drops of each in a basin of hot water and then soak your feet for 10-15 minutes. This can be done a few times a week as a way to relieve pain and help to bring down inflammation.

Try Some Foot Exercises

Just like how stretching can help tired and tight muscles, feet exercises can also help to relieve some of your pain. There are a number of exercises you can try such as sitting on a chair, extending one foot at a time, and then slowly rotating the ankle. Another stretch that can be done in a seated position is to extend your foot, stretch it, and try to create a straight line with your foot and leg.

Elevate Your Feet

If you are experiencing a lot of swelling, there's a good chance it's causing the majority of your pain. Elevating your feet while you are sitting can do wonders for inflammation. The key is to raise your feet at least to the level of your heart. This promotes circulation so that blood won't be pooling in your feet. When doing this, make sure you don't cross your legs or feet.

Start Wearing Supportive Shoes in the House

Rather than kick your running shoes off at the door, it can be wise to invest in a pair of good quality supportive athletic shoes that you can wear indoors. This will ensure that your feet are cared for, both inside and outside.

Tired and swollen feet can be more than an inconvenience - it can put a wet blanket on your plans and just leave you feeling miserable. These tips are sure to help relieve some of that pain and swelling that you are dealing with.

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