Dr Oz: Foot Problems + Home Remedies For Calluses & Heel Pain

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Dr Oz: Foot Problem Home Remedies

Dr Oz had easy home remedies to help get rid of some of your worst foot problems. Like he said, if you’ve ever uttered the phrase “these dogs are barking,” this segment is for you.

Dr Oz: Foot Problems + Home Remedies For Calluses & Heel Pain

Dr Oz shared home remedies for calluses and heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis. (Carlos Yudica / Shutterstock.com)

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Dr Oz: Calluses + NY Giant Rashad Jennings

He first wanted to tackle calluses, which are the hard layers of skin that develop when the bottom of your feet try to protect themselves from friction. You typically get them on the ball and heel of your feet, as well as on your toes. Dr Oz welcomed Tara Ostrowe, a nutritionist for the New York Giants, who said that she’s helped all kinds of athletes and is a runner herself, so she has seen plenty of calluses.

Dr Oz also welcomed Rashad Jennings, a running back for the New York Giants, to demonstrate what to do for callouses. Rashad shared that because of the constant movement on the field, he is always dealing with calluses. Tara explained that she uses apple cider vinegar, aspirin, and coconut oil to make a paste.

Dr Oz: Home Remedy For Calluses

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 5-6 crushed aspirin
  • coconut oil
  • pumice stone or nail file

Directions

  1. Combine apple cider vinegar and crushed aspirin to make a paste.
  2. Apply the paste to the callus and let it soak for a few minutes.
  3. Use a pumice stone or nail file to rub the area.
  4. Rub coconut oil into the area.

Dr Oz: Remedy For Heel Pain + Plantar Fasciitis

Dr Oz then shared simple home remedies to alleviate heel pain. He welcomed podiatrist Krista Archer, who explained that plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain because it’s a dense tissue connected to the heel bone that can pull, causing a lot of pain. The cornerstone of therapy is stretching.

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Krista suggested that you, in the morning, take a frozen water bottle, lay it on the floor, and roll in up and down your foot. You can also use a tennis ball instead of a frozen water bottle.

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