Home remedies for Burning feet
Burning feet is mostly due to peripheral neuropathy. One of the most common causes of peripheral neuropathy is diabetes others include AIDS, alcohol abuse, Vitamin B-12 deficiency and circulatory disorders.
Here are few tips which help to reduce burning feet:
– Exercise such as walking is good for peripheral neuropathy as it improves circulation to the feet.
– Massage the feet which also improve and increases circulation.
– Soak your feet in cool water. Do not use ice.
– Try changes in your shoes, socks, and insoles. Use socks made of Cool-Max and other artificial fibers that wick sweat away from the feet and cool them down.
Increase your intake of essential fatty acids. Eat fish, nuts, flaxseed oil and avocados. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, quality protein sources, organic dairy products and simple sugars. Staying hydrated is very important to help treat burning feet syndrome as lack of sufficient fluids can cause circulatory sluggishness and decrease the rise in body temperature.
Wear shoes that don’t compress your feet and slow circulation. Make sure you have footwear that has supports your arches well and most importantly your shoes should be comfortable.
Get yourself checked for liver congestion or kidney deficiencies. Both disorders can affect circulation and increase heat in the body. Also, get your blood sugar and thyroid levels checked.
Soak your feet in cold (not icy) water for 15 minutes. This will help provide relief to the tingling, numbness and swelling.
After a day’s work or even at work, try and lay on the floor or the couch with your feet raised. Use cushions to elevate your feet, keeping them above the level of your heart for about 15 minutes. This will help in clearing the congestion of blood pooling in the feet due to gravity, during the day.
Apart from your diet, avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Start gentle exercises and activities that you like doing.
Herbs and Vitamins:
B vitamins help to improve blood circulation and to address any potential nutrient deficiencies. Fish oil is a good source for of a potent anti-inflammatory for the cardiovascular system to decrease capillary congestion and support circulation.