Increasingly people are searching the internet for heel pain treatment products and ideas.
Many are turning to natural treatments and essential oils are becoming more and more popular because of their impressive success rate.
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The fact is that essential oils are being successfully used to treat foot arthritis, heel spurs, planter fasciitis, achilles tendinitis and more.
The two most common causes of heal pain happen to be planter fasciitis and achilles tendinitis so we will cover these two although the treatments discussed can be applied to other conditions as well.
To determine which of these two conditions apply to you simple consider the location of the pain.
Under the heel pain is probably planter fasciitis while pain at the back of your heel probably indicates achilles tendinitis.
There are several essential oils that can be effectively used for heel pain treatment. Here is a list of some of the more popular ones:
Lets start with a discussion about oils which can be used by themselves or with a carrier oil.
Wherever you see the name as a link (blue type) you can access more information about the oil and it's usage.
Frankincense Essential Oil contains a natural form of boswellic acid which has been found to safely (no side effects) interfere with the inflammatory process.
Boswellia resin has been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine and has less side effects than today's prevalent anti-inflammatory treatments like diclofenac or indometacin.
To help control inflammation massage a 50:50 blend of Frankincense with a carrier oil on the painful area.
This 50:50 blend of Frankincense Essential Oil and carrier oil can also be consumed in a gelatin cap to relieve inflammation.
Gelatin caps are available on Amazon.
More on Frankincense Essential Oil and how to use it.
Helichrysum Essential Oil is especially effective in heel pain treatment for planter fasciitis.
Massage a 50:50 blend of Helichrysum and carrier oil also works well on arthritis, rheumatism and sprains.
Apply this blend on your heel at bedtime to take away the pain and you may find yourself still pain free in the morning.
More on Helichrysum Essential Oil and how to use it.
Whenever I hear the word "pain" I automatically think of Peppermint Essential Oil because of it's immediate affect on all kinds of pain.
Peppermint has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties which work very quickly to dull your pain.
It can be applied undiluted on small areas which means it is an ideal heel pain treatment especially at times when the pain comes on quickly or is very intense.
More on Peppermint Essential Oil and how to use it.
Wintergreen Essential Oil is another oil with analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. In fact the prime ingredient, methyl salicylate in Wintergreen is also used in such over the counter pain relief ointments like Bengay.
If you Google "Bengay active ingredient" you will find it contains 15% Methyl Salicylate compared to wintergreen oil which contains 85-99% Methyl Salicylate.
Wintergreen appears to work best when applied directly on moist skin as water activates it and the result is a heating sensation. If it gets too hot, apply some carrier oil to the area as water will just make it feel hotter.
More on Wintergreen Essential Oil and how to use it.
If you are one of the adventurous ones that would like to take your heel pain treatment to a whole new level then you may be interested in this topic.
Here are some blends that will make different oils work in synergy to really attack your pain and provide a better chance at success.
In most cases, and for obvious reasons, you would never combine pharmaceutical drugs and expect to avoid some disastrous results.
Essential oils thankfully are very different. In most cases oils can be safely combined and taken topically, aromatically as well as internally without any fear of interference or adverse reactions.
Put some hot water in a tub or pot large enough to accommodate your foot or feet. Put the following ingredients in a cup of Epsom salts then add them to the water:
Mix the following in an amber bottle with an equal amount of carrier oil:
At bed time massage a couple drops of the mixture into the soles of your feet and, if necessary, up your ankle.
For even better results lie on your stomach and have someone else massage the blend into the soles of your feet. They should press their thumbs or knuckles into your flesh to the point where it starts to feel painful.
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