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Hand and Foot Pain You Can Manage at Home

By Brandi Goodman

Your feet carry you around this world day in and day out. It makes sense that they'd become stressed and sore after a while. The hands are also used daily, picking things up, holding tools to work on a project, carrying things in, and so forth. When you experience hand or foot pain, you need to get it handled promptly so you aren't out of commission. Some of the aches you can manage at home.

Pain Caused By Poorly Fitting Shoes

Perhaps you're experiencing some discomfort because of the poor fit of your shoes. If your shoes are too tight -- or even too large -- you may find yourself walking unevenly or tripping often. This cause of pain is easy to remedy at home. You'll need to get rid of the ill-fitting shoes and find a pair that fits you properly. You should be wearing a sturdy pair of athletic shoes that fit well.

Pain Caused By Hours on Your Feet

You may spend hours on your feet -- be it standing in one place or having to walk from one area of a building to another and back again. Whatever the case, these extended hours on your feet can leave them feeling incredibly tired and sore by the end of the day. You can ease your discomfort by soaking your feet in a tub of warm water and Epsom salt. Then, be sure to lay down and have your feet kept above you. It helps reduce any swelling.

Pain Caused By Repetitive Motions

Your hands can hurt when you're making repetitive motions. Perhaps you're typing on a computer for hours or you're working construction and picking up nails to hammer into wood. These constant movements done in the same way over and over as you complete your job duties can have a harsh effect on your hands. Take a break when you can to give your hands time to rest. You can also try a self-massage and a few stretches to help loosen your joints.

If the pain in your hands or feet persists, be sure to seek help from a professional. Though many problems can be managed at home, not all can. You need to see what underlying condition could be causing your discomfort. A chiropractor is one person you can turn to. Stop at The Joint Chiropractic for an assessment and see what an adjustment and some additional guidance will do.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avon, Ind.

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