Treat Your Feet Well This Summer

foot crampsTreat your feet well with these easy remedies and pampering tips.

Reviving your feet

Pretty summer shoes have their ugly side: heel pain and foot cramps [Foot care].

But in a recent survey by the American Podiatric Medical Association, 51 percent of women said they were willing to wear those cute strappy sandals and slides no matter how much the shoes may hurt.

Fortunately for these hardy soles, simple remedies, such as massage and strengthening exercises, can give feet sweet relief.

Massage

How it helps: “Like a deep-tissue massage [Massage therapies] anywhere on the body, kneading the feet will help relieve cramps, knotting, and tightness,” explains podiatrist Marlene Reid.

Massage improves circulation and can alleviate heel pain caused by a tense or inflamed plantar fascia, the band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot to the heel.

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