Cure for sore feet?

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    Mar 22, 2013 2:20 AM GMT
    I wear comfortable shoes but at end of work day, still have sore feet! Any folk remedies or the like?
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    Mar 22, 2013 2:48 AM GMT
    If you don't have hypertension.. Soak feet in warm water laced with epsom salt..
    ..or get your toes sucked?

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    Mar 22, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    Anocxu saidIf you don't have hypertension.. Soak feet in warm water laced with epsom salt..
    ..or get your toes sucked?

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    Hmm heard that works. My feet are disgusting! lol No sucky here
  • LJay

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    Mar 22, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    Do not wear the same shoes two days in a row. Use shoe trees and let the shoes dry thoroughly before wearing again.

    Wear good socks. Make sure your shoes fit properly.

    Always buy shoes at the end of the day when your feet have swollen from standing, etc.

    Consider insoles for extra padding. You can get them at the drugstore. The heavy butyl rubber [I think] kind absorb the most shock. Be careful your shoes have enough room for them.

    Wash and dry feet thoroughly in the morning and use a little talcum powder before putting on your socks.

    Get out of your shoes when you come home in the evening and wear comfortable slippers. Prop your feet up while watching TV or reading. Try relaxing your feet by rolling a soup can or tennis ball under them to flex the muscles.

    I used to have to stand on concrete floors all day. Killer for the feet. Solution: Crocs. Once you try them you will not care how they look. Styles have improved, by the way.

    If you stand at a work station all day, get a heavy rubber floor mat.

    If you can, take your shoes off and let your feet relax at break time. Also consider taking a spare pair of socks to change during the day.


    Now all of this may make me sound like a foot fetish type, though I am not. I just know that if your feet are tired and sore the rest of you will be also. a little pampering by way of foot care can really help.

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    Mar 22, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    if you wear comfortable shoes, your feet shouldn't be sore in the first place.
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    Mar 22, 2013 3:34 AM GMT
    They are comfy and I put inserts in them. Shoes are always a pain in the add for me
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    Mar 22, 2013 3:35 AM GMT
    buddybuff86 saidThey are comfy and I put inserts in them. Shoes are always a pain in the add for me


    are you flat footed?
  • Lucky350

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    Mar 22, 2013 3:59 AM GMT
    I bought a foot massager, but my b/f is jealous =P
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    Mar 22, 2013 4:19 AM GMT
    scaredmidget said
    buddybuff86 saidThey are comfy and I put inserts in them. Shoes are always a pain in the add for me


    are you flat footed?


    This. My ex boyfriend was flat footed, he always had sore feet. it hurt him to run or stand in one place for a long time. The only thing that worked for him was a nice long massage icon_razz.gif
  • vindog

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    Mar 22, 2013 4:24 AM GMT
    LJay said

    I used to have to stand on concrete floors all day. Killer for the feet. Solution: Crocs. Once you try them you will not care how they look. Styles have improved, by the way.




    No amount of comfort is worth wearing crocs.


    If I had to commit fashion suicide, I'd wear these



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  • chgobuzz1

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    Mar 22, 2013 5:42 AM GMT
    the root of all foot problems is really shoes. Our foot muscles need to develop to carry our weight but cant if they are bound up tightly in shoes all the time. Try going barefoot as much as you can and roll a soccer or softball under your feet and grab at it to develop foot muscles. This exercise will even develop muscle in flat feet to raise them a bit. Try wearing Vibrams 5 Fingers instead of regular shoes. They exercise your muscles. Barefoot runners will tell you shoes destroy foot muscles.
  • 1blind_dog

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    Mar 22, 2013 6:36 AM GMT
    chgobuzz1 saidthe root of all foot problems is really shoes. Our foot muscles need to develop to carry our weight but cant if they are bound up tightly in shoes all the time. Try going barefoot as much as you can and roll a soccer or softball under your feet and grab at it to develop foot muscles. This exercise will even develop muscle in flat feet to raise them a bit. Try wearing Vibrams 5 Fingers instead of regular shoes. They exercise your muscles. Barefoot runners will tell you shoes destroy foot muscles.


    ^^This. Though I will say if you just can't get passed the toes then at least look at other barefoot style shoes. I liked my Vibrams but once I found Merrell, I'll never go back.
  • Apparition

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    Mar 22, 2013 6:43 AM GMT
    I can walk all day at work with no problem, but if i have to stand still, they hurt. I ALWAYS have a rubber mat even if the job is too stingy to provide one if i have to stand still. Even then, I find keeping moving helps. Like if I was on a workstation with no movement, i would find a skid, or block or anything to step up onto continuously just so im not standing. It looks stupid, but that one step up and down is the difference between sore and ignore. Also keeps my monster calves in play. I can do this subconsciously now so I dont even think about it.
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    Mar 22, 2013 6:52 AM GMT
    soak in hot water.