4 Ways An Epsom Salt Soak Benefits Your Foot Health

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Every step counts when it comes to your life and while healthy feet can enhance your life, foot pain can make it less enjoyable. Here are some of the top benefits of at home foot soaks and why it’s always best to visit a podiatrist if you have any concerns about your foot health.

Your feet carry you through each day and play a key role in supporting your body. This means that any problems with your feet can negatively affect the rest of your body and health, which is why it’s always best to visit your NYC podiatrist if you have any issues or concerns about your ankles and/or feet. 

When it comes to diagnosing and treating issues of the feet, such as athlete’s foot, bone spurs, or bunions, visiting a foot doctor has many benefits, because they can: 

  • Provide pain relief 
  • Lower your risk of future injury 
  • Restore full function to your feet and ankles
  • Improve your health and quality of life 

Our NYC Podiatrists Are Offering Telemedicine Services to Give You Comprehensive Foot Care From The Safety of Your Home 

At To Healthy Feet, your foot/ankle health is our number one priority! During this difficult period, we have introduced To Healthy Feet Podiatry’s Virtual Medical Clinic. This telemedicine platform allows our NYC podiatrists to provide you with the best foot care right from the safety and comfort of your own home. 

Whether you require treatment for an issue such as athlete’s foot or corns/calluses, or you want to prepare for a future foot surgery, such as bunion surgery, our NYC foot doctors are available to provide you with all the information and advice you require. 

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The Healing Benefits of Epsom Salt Foot Soaks 

Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a well-known compound that has been used around the world for many years to soothe aching joints, relieve skin conditions, and provide restfulness and peace. 

You can even use Epsom salt baths to relieve a number of foot complaints and conditions, including: 

  1. Athlete’s Foot: While Epsom salts don’t kill the fungus that causes athlete’s foot, it can help draw the moisture out. This makes the environment much less inviting for fungus. (Athlete’s Foot Treatment in NYC>)

  2. Foot Odour: An Epsom Salt foot soak can help reduce odor and clean the feet. Practicing good hygiene will keep your feet free from bacteria and will be beneficial for your overall foot health. Be sure to keep your shoes clean and dry and find footwear that breathes to allow moisture buildup to escape. 

  3. Foot Pain: If you spend the majority of your day on your feet, you are likely to feel some foot pain at the end of the day. Soaking your sore feet in Epsom salts can remove the buildup of toxins, as well as decrease inflammation, and muscle cramping. Reducing inflammation may also ease pain and stiffness associated with conditions such as arthritis and gout

  4. Fungal Infection and Ingrown Toenails: Rather than directly treating the infection, Epsom salts are known to draw out infection and make the kin less susceptible to further issues, while softening skin to make the medication more effective. Remember, if you suspect some sort of fungal infection, you should make an appointment with your NYC podiatrist as soon as possible. 

4 Signs You Need to See a Foot Doctor 

While Epsom foot soaks can be beneficial for your foot health, they may not provide enough relief from certain foot problems. You should consider seeing your foot doctor if any of the symptoms are present: 

  • Foot pain that doesn’t go away in a week
  • Open sores
  • Swelling or redness of the foot 
  • Prolonged tenderness after a foot injury 

Considering an Epsom Salt Foot Soak? Talk to Your Foot Doctor First 

There are some instances when it’s best to talk to your podiatrist before using an Epsom bath foot soak. If you have very dry skin, you should avoid overdoing foot soaks because the salt can dry out the skin, leaving your feet more prone to cracks. 

In addition, people who have diabetes should avoid foot soaks as it can increase your risk of infection. If you have sores or open wounds, you should also talk to your doctor first before using a foot soak. 

Our NYC Podiatrists Can Resolve Your Foot Issues Quickly With Our Telemedicine Services 

Do you have a question about your foot health? Do you require assistance in planning a future foot surgery? Our NYC podiatrists are offering comprehensive foot/ankle care virtually so you can achieve optimal foot health right from the safety of your own home. 

To find out more, contact us at 917-398-3668 or book a virtual consultation.

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