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This $8 Salt Water Soak Could Finally Mean the End of Your Foot Pain

Foot pain can make any day miserable, and finding relief feels impossible when we’re always on the go. How can we rest our feet when we have so much to do? Instead of giving up and dealing with your pain, try this at-home remedy that could help relieve your struggles.

While a warm bath can help soothe sore muscles, a salt bath seems to be the trick for foot pain. A study published last year showed that a warm salt water bath could significantly reduce foot pain in diabetic patients experiencing peripheral neuropathy. This is a type of nerve damage that typically affects legs and feet. To combat it, researchers had a group of people soak their feet in a salt water bath for 15 minutes every night. The results showed a “significant decrease of pain level.”

That means that salt water could be the secret to foot pain relief, and this $8 soak from Pursoma (Buy on Amazon) might be just what you need. The soak, advertised as for “sore and tired” feet, features sea salt and algae. Simply pour into your bathtub, or any other large tub filled with warm water, and soak your feet for 20 to 30 minutes.

But it’s not the only thing that could help if you can’t wait.

More Ways to Relieve Foot Pain

If you need foot pain relief fast, grab some epsom salt and take a bath. While it’s not the same as salt, the magnesium in epsom can help get rid of the toxins that cause inflammation. Follow the same process as the foot soak above for best results.

A deep foot massage could also do the trick, according to Harvard Medical School. Sit in a comfortable chair and use lotion to settle into the massage. Then knead all parts of your foot, especially the place you feel pain. Use your knuckles for a deeper massage. You should also pull your toes back and forth and apart to relieve pain in the muscles underneath them.

As you can see, there are several inexpensive and quick options you can turn to for pain relief. Add a little more joy to your life by treating your feet well!

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