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High heels are an inevitable part of the wedding ensemble of a bride. The high heels make a regular appearance with you, in all your wedding functions. But, when it is finally the end of your ‘I do’ day, you realise that not everything about it has made you happy. Hours of wearing your stylish high heels leave you with hurting feet. However, you do not have to keep yourselves away from your favourite shoes to keep foot ache at bay.
Here are some tips to help you recover from those endless hours of teetering in your high heels.
Dabbing an ice pack on your feet can magically reduce soreness, and prepare your feet for the next day. Place an ice pack on your feet for at least 15 minutes, to relieve yourself from all the pain and swelling. You can also do a mild ice massage for about seven to ten minutes.
Want to know more uses of ice in your daily life? Read this: 12 Surprising and Unique Uses for Ice Cubes
So, treating your aching heels with ice can help you reduce the pain and control the inflammation. However, this treatment is not very effective if the problem becomes chronic. Consulting your physician is the best option in such scenario.
Soak your feet in warm water for around 15 to 20 minutes. Add Epsom salt, as it will provide an instant relief to you from the pain. This will not only relax your tired feet muscles and rejuvenate you, but will also help keep cracked and dried heels at bay. If your feet are not just paining but smelly too, soak them in warm water with vinegar.
Watch this video to understand this technique better, and know few more ways to reduce the pain:
The areas of your feet that bear most of the pressure are prone to develop cracks and roughness, which is also a reason behind foot pain. Hence, it is essential to keep your feet moisturised at all times. A combination of rough skin and poorly fitted shoes can also cause corns around your toes. This accumulation of dead skin can be very painful. It is therefore, very important to keep the skin hydrated with a good quality foot cream. So do not forget to keep your moisturiser, while you pack your stuff before wedding, and read this to know what else you might need: 7 Must-haves in Winter Vanity Case of a Bride.
Cure your ‘party feet hangover’ with a good massage. You can go to a salon for a foot spa or pedicure, and get relief from the pain. In order to do it on your own, start with washing your feet. Then apply a good quality foot massage cream on the areas that are affected by the pain. Now, gently massage in circular motion to get rid of the pain. Read this to have a complete understanding on How to Have Rejuvenating Foot Spa at Home.
Aching feet can also affect other parts of your body such as the neck, knees, and hips. Do some exercises that target your toes, feet, and ankles. Consult a physiotherapist so that he can recommend you the exercises as per your body need. Doing some simple and powerful exercises will not just strengthen your feet, but will also help relax your muscles. Few examples of easy exercises include rotating the ankles both clockwise and anti-clockwise, toe pointing and squeezing, raising the heels, etc.
Taking the load off your feet for a while helps to reduce the swelling. Lie down on the floor, lift your feet, and rest them on a chair for at least 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can lie on the bed, and rest your feet on the headboard. It is a great way of reducing the swelling from the ankles, and relieving your feet from the pain.
Maybe you never thought about it, but a tennis ball can help you cope with foot problems too. Roll your feet over the ball pressing a little more on spots that are more painful. Continue to massage your feet for few minutes to achieve the best results.
Here is a video tutorial for you to learn this method of massaging your feet:
You surely would want your new family to be happy with your presence in their life. Your beautiful smile is definitely the key ingredient to do so. However, it might get a little difficult if your feet are aching. So, try any of these treatments to get rid of the pain, and spread the happiness around you. Do not forget to consult a podiatrist if the pain persists.
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