There are so many fun things to do in Houston, TX! Whether you walk The Galleria, take your family to the zoo, visit the Space Center or dine at the Kemah Boardwalk, you won’t run out of fun things to do. If the sunny days of summer have your feet feeling weary and looking less than perfect, there is a simple answer to your woes!
Have you ever tried Epsom salt?
Found at most grocery and drug stores, this every day product can do wonders for your feet. It is commonly used in bath salt, soaps and body scrubs but Epsom salt can help with a wide range of foot problems. Foot specialist Dr. Robert Parkertreats all foot and ankle problems and often recommends using this home remedy to provide relief for a variety of symptoms.
Magnesium sulfate is the mineral name for these salts and provides the following benefits for feet:
- Soothes tired, achy feet
- Relieves muscle pain and stiffness
- Softens skin
- Provides anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties to fight against fungal infections
- Effective cleansing agent
- Helps with foot odor problems
- Reduces swelling and increases circulation
It is important to note that using this product in excess could result in dry, cracked skin so pay close attention to how often it is used. If you have a serious foot problem or an underlying condition such as diabetes, we advise that you ask Dr. Parker if using Epsom salt is the best course of treatment.
Contact Parker Foot & Ankle today if you have any concerns about your foot and ankle health. To make an appointment, call our Houston, TX office at 281-497-2850, or you can schedule an appointment online.