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Home Remedies for Arthritis Foot Pain

For the millions of Americans suffering from arthritis, foot pain is a common complaint. The good news is that there are a number of home remedies that can help alleviate this pain. Here are a few of the most effective:

1. Ice

One of the simplest and most effective home remedies for arthritis foot pain is to apply ice to the affected area for 15-20 minutes at a time. This will help reduce inflammation and pain.

2. Epsom Salt Soak

Epsom salt has long been used as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, and it can also be helpful for arthritis foot pain. Simply add two cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak your feet for 15minutes. Doing this once or twice a week can help reduce pain and swelling.

3. Massage

Massaging the affected area can also help reduce pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. You can do this yourself or see a professional massage therapist. If you massage the area yourself, be sure to use gentle pressure and avoid any areas that are particularly tender or sore.

4. Turmeric Supplement

Turmeric is a spice that has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to be effective in reducing arthritis pain. You can take turmeric supplements or add the spice to your food. Just be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any supplements, as they can interact with certain medications.

5. Stretch your feet.

Stretching can help to lengthen the muscles and tendons in your feet and improve flexibility. Try doing some simple toe stretches at home or taking a yoga class specifically designed for people with arthritis.

To read more about how to treat arthritis in the foot, check out this supplemental article.

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Vaishnavi Bawa
Dr. Vaishnavi Bawa is a Podiatrist who specializes in treating foot and ankle pathology. LifesLittleSteps mission is to educate the public about foot health in an easy-to-understand manner using evidence-based medicine.
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