Our Dallas, TX, podiatrist knows that people spend a lot of time on their feet. Perhaps today you stood too long, walked too much, or crammed your feet into improperly fitted shoes. Or maybe you just had a particularly challenging workout. Of course, a professional foot massage would be the perfect ending to your long day, but most of us don’t have the time or the budget for luxurious foot treatments. Read more for some “DIY” tips for taking care of your tired and achy feet from our podiatrist at Dallas Podiatry Works in Dallas.
A self-administered foot massage can still soothe and relieve discomfort, with some helpful pointers to try on your own. Your feet will thank you!
Our Dallas, TX, podiatrist suggests you get started by first soaking your feet in warm water, which can help relax muscles and loosen stiff joints. You might consider adding a product – such as Epsom salt – to your warm water bath, to help reduce inflammation.
Try adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your lotion, suggests our Dallas podiatrist. Peppermint essential oil has a therapeutic effect, initially making your skin feel warm – followed by a cool, refreshed sensation when it is exposed to air.
Our podiatrist in Dallas, TX, says the best way to administer a DIY foot massage is to sit in a chair with one leg extended out, bringing the other foot in to rest on your lap. Thoroughly work in the lotion by applying firm pressure with your thumbs, paying particular attention to your foot’s arch. After all, this is the part of your foot that bears most of the force and trauma from your busy, active daily routine.
Our experienced podiatry staff at Dallas Podiatry Works can care for all your foot health needs.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about foot massage or other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Dallas Podiatry Works, with a convenient podiatry office near Dallas, TX, by clicking here or by calling 972.566.7474.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.