burning feet

Get Rid of Burning Feet Naturally

Burning feet is an unpleasant sensation of burning pins and needles in your feet. It can be mild to severe and acute or chronic. It is caused by any number of things including obesity, nerve damage, vitamin deficiency, and neuropathies. Individuals in all age groups can suffer from this, though it is most frequent in those over 50. The key to avoiding and preventing it is keeping a healthy weight and managing any underlying conditions such as neuropathies and diabetes.

 

How do I know if I have burning feet?

  • Tingling sensation
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Sweating
  • Dull ache
  • Burning feeling

 

How do I prevent burning feet?

  • After being on your feet for a while, let them rest and breathe. Take off your shoes and socks and sit with your feet elevated.
  • Change any insoles regularly to make sure they are providing proper support.
  • Stretch and ice feet daily.
  • Maintain a healthy body weight.
  • Don’t smoke or drink excessively.

 

How can I treat burning feet?

  • Increase your intake of omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, nuts and avocados.
  • Stay hydrated!
  • Wear comfortable shoes that fit properly without compressing your feet and slowing circulation.
  • Soak your feet in cold water for 15 minutes once or twice a day.
  • Keep your feet elevated throughout the day and when you’re ready to stop for the day spend 15 minutes with them elevated over your head.
  • Wear loose cotton socks to decrease sweating.
  • Increase your B vitamin intake to help improve blood circulation.
  • Give your feet a good massage every night to help relax them and increase blood circulation. You can use ginger extract with olive oil for increased benefits.
  • Hawthorne can be taken to help improve circulation by dilating the blood vessels.
  • Thyme can also be taken to help boost circulation. Use it as a foot soak for best results.
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