Cold feet are often indicative of underlying conditions such as hormonal imbalance, malfunctioning circulatory system, malnutrition and even anemia. The real cause of the condition can only be found out after making a proper diagnosis.
Medical treatment for cold feet is possible. However, in the meantime you can try out some effective home remedies for taking care of the condition.
Doing regular feet exercises can help you avoid the condition altogether. The exercises can also help alleviate the symptoms associated with cold feet. Perform the exercises when you feel your feet going cold; the exercises will help bring back the supply of blood to your feet making them warm again.
Look at some of the simple exercises that you can do to keep your feet happy. Sit on a comfortable chair with your back resting against the chair. Do not let your feet dangle from the chair place a stool below your feet if they don’t reach the floor.
Rest your feet only on the heels. Now slowly rotate your feet in first clockwise and then in anti-clockwise direction. Do this exercise for 10 minutes every day. Stand up and place your hands on your either side. Raise yourself on your toes and take at least 20-30 steps while standing on the toes. Now put your heels back on the floor and walk for another 20-30 steps. Alternate between walking on your toes and walking on your heels for at least 10-15 minutes. Make it a point to walk on your toes for most part of the day; but without slippers or shoes. Other forms of exercising like running, jogging, brisk walking and even cycling are very good for treating cold feet.
Take two basins; fill one with hot water and the other with cold water.Place the basins next to each other. Sit in a comfortable position and soak your feet first in cold water for 2 minutes; next, put your feet in the basin of hot water for not more than one minute. Again soak your feet in cold water for 2 minutes. Keep repeating the pattern for 20 minutes. Alternating between cold water and hot water soak will help improve the blood circulation to your feet.
This is the simplest way of treating cold feet. All you have to do is get up really early in the morning and find a patch of clean grass where you can walk. Walk barefoot on the grass for around 5-7 minutes every day. It will increase the blood circulation to your feet. This method is also known to improve eye sight.
You can even walk barefoot on the first snow of the season.
Massaging the feet every day before going to bed is a known method for treating cold feet. Warm a little sesame oil or olive oil and massage your feet with the warmed oil. Use your thumbs to apply pressure on the feet especially on the soles and the ankles. Wear cotton socks to bed after the massage.