Welcome to Foot Talk Fridays!
Today we’re going to be talking about swelling in the feet and how to make it better using things that look like this which is what we call a foot bath shoes.So, I want to show you today how to use foot bath shoes. These are about 10 dirhams from Daiso and these are absolutely fantastic. You don’t wear them like shoes, what you do is you fill them with water and then you have a little bath with your foot. The reason I like these is because they save on water and they save on medication. What I mean by that is, say you have a foot injury or you have swollen feet, or something like that and you want to soak your feet.
When we ask you to use Epsom salts for example, they are absolutely fantastic with warm water to use for your feet, but you would have to use this much water (5 litres). Then you would need to use five hundred grams of Epsom salts which is quite a lot just for one foot bath and that’s a lot of wastage in my opinion. So this is to save your Epsom salts (not that it is expensive – about 40 dirhams for 1 bag of Epsom salts) and conserve all of this water and medicine. These little 10 dirham shoes from Daiso, if you fill them with water (fill to this mark here with 500 milliliters = 1 small bottle of water). Also, you would only need to use this much Epsom salts instead of this much Epsom salts.
So, if you have a foot injury such as a bruise to your foot or swelling or something like that, you would put warm water in to these and you would use your Epsom salts.
Now, if you only have one foot with the foot injury you would fill up one of these with the warm water with Epsom salts, and you would soak your foot in it for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds you would remove your foot from the warm water and then you would put your foot in to cold water for 30 seconds. The warm water brings oxygenated blood from your heart and lungs straight down to your feet. The cold water then shrinks the blood away from your feet.
Then, we want to bring it back again. Now you’re going to put it back into the warm water with the Epsom salts for 30 seconds and again back into the cold. So you’re going to repeat the cycle (warm-cold, warm-cold, warm-cold, warm-cold). You are going to repeat it 30 seconds for each time for five repeats. And that really helps foot injuries to get better faster and is relatively cheap to do – just take some water, some Epsom salts, (only use the Epsom salts in the warm water, you don’t need to use it for the cold water).
So, that’s a great way to help your foot repair from any swelling, damage, trauma or ankle sprains, in your own house. If you did it every evening and (it only takes 5 minutes to do it 30 seconds twice) that can really take the swelling down and help injuries in the foot repair. Obviously, if you have a cut, laceration or open wound, you can’t do this. You can only do this on skin that is intact, so that’s something to do at home yourself and one of the best ways to help injuries repair faster.
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