How-to: cure aching feet
If you’re all too familiar with sore, swollen feet, your aching arches may be relieved to know there’s some simple steps you can follow to make tired and aching feet a thing of the past…
Size it up
We all know what our shoe size is, right? Not entirely. Shoe sizes can vary dramatically from store to store and a shoe that’s too tight can cause painful swollen feet while loose shoes can cause feet to roll, leading to aching feet. So it’s important to consult the shop assistant and ask to have your foot measured wherever possible. With a precise measurement of your foot, a store assistant will be able to find the shoe that’s the perfect fit, which can often involve going up or down half a size. Also take the ‘they’ll stretch’ advice with a grain of salt. If a pair of shoes is painfully tight, no amount of natural stretching will make them a good fit.
Reduce foot problems by popping your impossibly tall heels in a bag and wearing joggers on the walk to work. Wearing practical footwear during the commute to work is becoming increasingly popular, so you won’t be the only one trotting along in a pantsuit paired with Reeboks. Yes, they’ll clash with your outfit, but they’ll save your feet a world of pain and you can slip them off discreetly in the office bathroom before anyone even notices!
If all else fails and your feet are sore at the end of the day, try a rejuvenating foot cream which will cool and refresh tired swollen feet, like Nutrimetics Soul Renewal Corsica Cooling Foot Crème. Slather it on after a good warm water and Epsom salts foot soak. Your aching feet will rejoice.