Epsom salt is a common product often used for gardening and household chores. Did you know that it is great for feet too? Foot specialist, Dr. Jeff Bowman at Houston Foot Specialists in Houston, TX tells many his patients about the benefits of using Epsom salt for feet. Epsom salt is often found in scrubs, bath salts and soaps. You can easily find it at any grocery or drug store.
Epsom salt is able to benefit the body due to its two main minerals, magnesium and sulphate, being able to easily absorb into your skin. Some of the ways these two minerals help include:
- Reduce swelling and inflammation
- Relieve muscle and joint pain
- Improve skin problems
- Treat foot and toe fungal infections
- Soothe aching tired feet
- Soften skin and reduces foot odor
- Draw out infections
If you have any concerns about your feet, a wound or an injury, consult Dr. Bowman beforehand to make sure Epsom salt is safe for your feet. Call our podiatric office at (713) 467-8886 with any questions or to make an appointment. You can visit us online as well at www.houstonfootspecialists.com.