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PODIATRIST RECOMMENDS EPSOM SALTS FOR SORE OR INJURED FEET

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Bruce Pinker, DPM, a board-certified podiatrist and foot surgeon and the founder and owner of Progressive Foot Care in White Plains, NY, recommends Epsom salt soaks nearly every day to his patients. “Epsom salt has been available for consumer usage for decades, and Epsom salt soaks can be very beneficial to sore, injured feet,” he says. 

 

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Dr. Bruce Pinker

 

“As a general rule, I recommend two tablespoons [of Epsom salt] be added to a quart of room temperature water—enough water to cover the top of the foot,” Dr. Pinker explains. “Mix the solution and soak the sore and injured foot/feet for 20 minutes.” He advises that people with arthritic feet do these soaks every six to eight hours as needed to provide relief from pain. The Epsom salt foot baths can also help reduce the pain and itching from athlete's foot, although he says that topical antifungals are usually necessary, as well. 

 

Source: Elizabeth Yuko, Real Simple [6/3/21]

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News

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