Soaking feet in Epsom salt has a variety of benefits for your lower limbs. Epsom salt helps relieve muscle aches, reduce tissue strain, heal cuts, soften skin, and eliminate foot odor. The mineral isn’t actually salt at all—it’s a natural compound of magnesium and sulfate, which are minerals your body uses for muscle function, enzyme control, healthy circulation, and even nerve efficiency. The compound absorbs easily through your skin, allowing the minerals to enter your body through your feet and directly benefit any tissues that may need them.
It’s best to soak your feet in an Epsom salt bath before they get sore, but you will still reap benefits at any point. Make sure you thoroughly dry and moisturize your lower limbs after a soak. If you’re struggling with aching feet, you should have that investigated. For any questions about pain or how to create a foot soak, contact Sierra Foot & Ankle in Carson City and Gardnerville, NV. Use our website contact form or call (775) 783-8037 to make an appointment.