Do you experience tiredness in your legs after a long working day? Do you suffer pain in your feet and knees after a tiring workout but don’t want to grab a pill for a relief? If yes, then this post is for you!
Read on and find out how the home remedies can help you get relief from tired legs.
What Causes Tired Legs?
We all would have experienced tired legs at some point of time in our lives. Tired legs, a feeling of sensation accompanied with pain in the muscles – can be associated with many reasons, including exertion, over activity, type of work or nutritional deficiency. A few people are prone to fatigued legs by the nature of their work, like the one which requires prolonged standing. Sitting continuously for extended periods of time can also cause obstruction in blood circulation to the legs and consequently tired legs. Other causes contributing to leg fatigue include uncomfortable footwear, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, old age and other serious medical conditions (1).
Whatever might be the cause, legs need care and proper attention. Home remedies can go a long way to keep your feet free of pain without having to rush to a pharmacy. Here we go!
Treatments For Tired Legs at Home:
1. Salt Water Dip:
Placing your feet in warm water is a tried-and-tested method to get relief from tired legs. Get a bucket of hot water and add a tablespoon of salt to it. Dip your legs in the water and keep them inside the bucket for more than fifteen minutes. This remedy is sure to relieve your fatigue very soon.
2. Essential Oils:
Alternately, you can dip your feet in a bowl of hot water mixed with essential oils. Add four drops of eucalyptus oil, four drops of rosemary oil and two drops of peppermint oil to the hot water and soak your feet for 10 minutes. And the pain is gone!
Vinegar is great for treating foot ailments. Add two tablespoons of vinegar to a tub of hot water and mix Epsom salt or sea salt. Epsom salt works instantly to soothe the feet. Soak your feet in the tub for 20 minutes and watch the troubles melt away.
4. Peppermint Tea:
Peppermint tea has many stress relieving properties. In case you do not have peppermint oil, use your cup of peppermint tea to relieve your leg fatigue. Simply pour the tea into a tub of hot water and soak your legs.
5. Oil Rub:
Oil rubs are effective in stimulating circulation to the feet, and thus relieving stress. You can mix a drop each of chamomile oil, geranium oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and 3 spoons of olive oil. Massage your feet well with the mixed oils to get an instant relief.
6. Clove Oil:
Clove oil is known to ease joint pains, tired feet and even headaches. Massaging the oil on your feet relaxes the muscles and stimulates blood circulation. A gentle clove oil massage a couple of times a day is recommended for aching feet.
7. Ice Pack:
Ice packs over the tired or sore muscles help in easing the swelling and pain by soothing the nerves. Take crushed ice in a plastic bag or towel and place it on the affected area. Massage the affected area with ice bag using circular motions. It is sure to provide you relief.
8. Hot And Cold Treatment:
This type of treatment is claimed to increase the blood flow to the feet using the hot and cold effect. Use two buckets, one filled with hot water and the other with cold water, for the therapy. Alternately, place your legs in hot water for 3 minutes and then switch to cold water for a minute. Repeat the process for three times. Hot and cold water treatment is like a massage that dilates and constricts the blood vessels. It helps you in getting away the pain.
9. Foot Exercise:
A tired leg may not be ready for an exercise. But, a massage like exercise with a tennis ball or a rolling pin is both refreshing and soothing to the legs. Roll a pin or ball under your feet while you are sitting. This does not disturb your activity. Instead, it relaxes the muscles and joints of your legs. You can also try picking up small objects with your toes.
10. Keep Legs Elevated:
Keeping the feet elevated helps remove considerable stress from the legs. When at home, ensure you sleep with your legs elevated on a pillow. Experts warn that crossing the legs while sitting contributes to leg fatigue. So, those suffering from tired legs can avoid it.
Our home is the best place to cure tired legs, as this post tells us. Do you think so too? Do let us know in the comments section below.
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