Burning feet syndrome is experienced by individuals of all age groups. Its symptoms may include severe pain, swelling, redness, increased temperature and sweating over the feet. The common causative factors may include neural disorders, diabetes, vitamin deficiency, calcium deficiency. It is increasingly seen in individuals who stand for long hours due to work, with excessive alcohol consumption, athletes, or having encountered some foot injury. Tight shoes can increase the trouble manifold. However, this syndrome can easily be controlled by some natural remedies like:
Cold water Cold water can help reduce the symptoms of pain, swelling and tingling sensation. Fill a tub with cold water (not ice cold) and soak your feet in the tub for a few minutes. Remember not to soak your feet more than a few minutes as cold water constricts the blood vessels and can worsen the problem further. Also, do not apply ice pack over the foot directly.
It has an anti-inflammatory properties which reduces the symptoms of pain and burning sensation. Also, it contains curcumin, which improves blood circulation of the area. Add two teaspoons of turmeric in a glass of warm water and drink it twice a day. Also, you can prepare a paste of turmeric and water and apply it over your feet twice a day. Repeat this for a few days and notice the results.
Epsom salt contains magnesium, a constituent which helps in reducing pain and swelling in the area. Add a small cup of Epsom salt to a tub of warm water and immerse your feet in the tub for about twenty minutes. Follow this remedy once daily for some days. However, if you are a heart patient or have high blood pressure or suffer from kidney disorders, then always consult your doctor before.
It is an effective remedy for burning feet syndrome since it helps improve the blood circulation in the area. You can consume a piece of ginger every day to improve the blood circulation in the body. Otherwise, just extract some ginger juice and mix it with some olive oil or vegetable oil and massage it on the feet with upward strokes for about fifteen minutes daily. Follow this simple step until you get relief from the problem.
Vitamin B3 Foods
Foods rich in Vitamin B3 helps reduce the severity of the condition by strengthening the nervous tissue. Consume food rich in Vitamin B3, also called as niacin, such as pea, beans, yoghurt, milk, egg yolk, peanut, wheat grain, etc. on a regular basis. This will reduce the damage caused by the nervous tissue.
Leaves of Thyme
The thyme herb has antimicrobial properties which help in reducing the constriction of the blood vessels, thereby improving the blood circulation in the feet. Soak thyme leaves in two bowls. Take two tubs and fill one of them with hot water and the other with cold water. Now, add the soaked thyme and water from both the bowls in the tub. Immerse your feet first in hot water for five minutes and then in cold water for another five minutes. Repeat immersing the feet alternatively in hot and cold water for twenty minutes. Do this everyday to get effective results.
Massage your feet with mustard oil, olive oil, etc. for fifteen minutes. Massage using upward strokes so that the blood circulation in the area gets improved and this can help you relieve the symptoms of the burning foot syndrome. Repeat this once in the morning and once before sleeping in the night to get the best results.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It can help you reduce the burning sensation by balancing the pH levels of the body. Add 2-3 teaspoons of vinegar in a glass of water and drink it. Alternatively, you can add some vinegar in a tub of hot water and immerse your feet in the tub for twenty minutes. Repeat this twice a day to effectively reduce the symptoms.
Bitter gourd has been used for its beneficial properties. Grind some leaves of bitter-gourd and prepare a smooth paste out of it by mixing it in some water. Apply this paste over the affected area and leave it for some time. Repeat this twice daily for a few days. You will feel the symptoms subsiding after a few days of regular use.
Walk Bare Foot
Walk every day on the green grass or over the sand for some time regularly with your bare foot. This will produce a kind of acupressure over your feet and will help improve the blood circulation in your feet. Proper blood circulation will reduce the pain and the burning in the feet.
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