17 Home Remedies for Walking Pain

A lot of people suffer from some sort of pain including but not limited to leg pain when walking, also called walking pain.  It can be in one or both legs. The pain could be so bad as to interfere with walking or just show itself in your feet. This article is about finding twenty home remedies for you to use.


The issue with walking pain is that there is always another possible underlying cause for your walking pain. It could be caused by lower back pain, a pulled leg muscle, a sprained ankle,  all of which could impact on how your walk for the day feels.

To go into the causes further- did you know that there are a few reasons for the leg pain you experience? Sometimes the pain could be due to an injury to the leg or another body part or a disease such as diabetes or varicose veins. Most of the pain will go away eventually but it may take longer at times.   Likewise, your walking pain could be caused by foot pain and/or swelling. Sometimes it can also be caused by back pain as well.



Some of the symptoms of walking pains can include leg cramps, muscle spasms, muscle fatigue, and general pain while walking, jogging, running, or sitting. This article will provide home remedies for these symptoms and more.

Home Remedies for Walking Pain

  1. Cold or Warm Compress

Use a cold or warm compress and place near the painful site or swelling. Use whatever feels best on your legs. Some people prefer warm or cold, but it does not make much of a difference when it comes to treating the swelling.  Leave the compress on your leg until the swelling does down. You can use this home remedy as often as needed to treat your walking pain.

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Never put ice directly on your skin; always wrap it in something if you’re going to use it in a cold compress

  1. Massage

Massage the area where the pain is.  Repeat as necessary. If you like, you can use massage oil or see a professional masseuse, but this is not required. Simply massaging the area yourself should get the job done.


  1. Turmeric

You can drink the turmeric mixed with milk. To make a simple drink, all you need to do is add a teaspoon to a tablespoon (depending on how much you like the taste of turmeric) into a glass of warm milk. Drink this to reduce the inflammation, which in turn, will reduce the swelling. This should help your walking pain to diminish.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is used to cure most any issue that deals with pain. There are a couple of different ways you can use it, depending on how much time you have. The fastest way to use it is to mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. If you do not like the taste, you can also add in some honey or lemon juice. Drink this to treat cramping.

Another way to use this home remedy is to take an apple cider vinegar bath. To do this, add two cups of apple cider vinegar into a warm bath. Soak in this bath for twenty to thirty minutes to feel relief from your walking pain.


  1. Epsom Salt

Soak in a bath full of Epsom salts to help cure the pain. Add two cups of Epsom salts into a warm bath. Like the apple cider vinegar bath, you will need to soak in this bath for at least twenty minutes for the home remedy to be effective.


  1. Cherry Juice

Drink cherry juice to help relieve the pain. Cherries are full of antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals which can help to treat walking pain. If you cannot find the juice, simply eating raw cherries should also work.

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Raw unprocessed cherries of any kind will work for this home remedy

  1. Ginger

Use ginger to relieve pain and swelling. There are a couple of different ways to use ginger to treat walking pains. The easiest way to use it is to add ginger to your meals. Another way to use it is to drink ginger tea up to three times a day. Either of these usages will help to reduce inflammation and ease walking pain.


  1. Lemon Juice

Drink lemon juice or you can actually massage it into the painful area. Lemon juice is great at treating inflammation. You can dilute lemon juice in water or add it to tea. However, you should not drink sugary lemonade, as that isn’t likely to do much good for your legs.

  1. Vitamin D

Sunlight gives you vitamin D and it is suggested the vitamin D wakes up your body and clues it into normal behavior. If you cannot get enough vitamin D from the sun, you can instead take vitamin D supplements or eat food that is rich in vitamin D. Dairy products are best known for being rich in this vitamin.


  1. Potassium

Eat food with potassium in it. These foods can ease muscle cramps and reduce swelling. Some foods that are rich in potassium include potatoes, bananas, dark leafy greens, and melons.


  1. RICE Method

Use the RICE method: R-rest; I-ice; C-compress and E- elevate.  it is best to keep your legs elevated whenever you are not walking. Prop your foot up with a pillow as often as you can.

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Even putting your feet up on a coffee table can help

  1. Crutches

Use of crutches to relieve weight on painful limbs or allow not to use painful limbs. You may need to see a doctor to get a pair of crutches. If you cannot get some, then try to keep weight off your pained leg.

  1. Vinegar

Like apple cider vinegar, white vinegar can also be used to treat walking pain. To use this home remedy, all you need to do is rub vinegar into the area and massage it. Once you are done with the massage, take a bath or shower to get rid of the vinegar smell.


  1. Cucumbers

Cucumbers are well-known for reducing swelling in the body.  To use this home remedy, cut a cucumber into thin slices. Lay the cucumbers on the area and it will reduce the swelling. You can use this home remedy as often as needed.


  1. Stay Hydrated

Drink a lot of water. Sometimes, walking pain can be caused by dehydration. The best way to combat dehydration is to simply drink water. Try to drink at least eight cups of water a day to avoid dehydration.


  1. Avoid Salt

Eating too many salty foods can sometimes lead to bloating, which can contribute to the leg swelling that is often associated with walking pain. Do not eat too many salty snacks, processed foods, or fast foods, as these foods tend to be high in sodium.


  1. Sleep

Sleep is a good restorer of body normalcy and pain relief. Try to get at least eight hours of sleep a night. Getting enough sleep may even be able to prevent walking pain in the first place! If you cannot get enough sleep at night, try to take naps during the day.

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Try to sleep for around 8 hours a night; if you cannot sleep that long at night, take naps during the day

In conclusion, walking pain is caused by various other problems in your body at the time of the walking that makes it painful for you.  You need to determine what that problem is and then treat it. Once you treat it the walking pain should subside. Whatever methods you choose to help you relieve your pain at home remember that the best thing for it is to rest your body and get a good night’s sleep.




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