Posted 31 December 2005 - 01:51 AM
If you're using Epsom Salts to relieve swelling, you do need to make the solution pretty strong. It works out to about two cups per gallon rather than a handful or two in the tub as many websites (usually the ones selling scented Epsom Salts as "bath salts") suggest.
It makes sense to use the smallest container possible that you can fill to entirely cover your feet, or feet and ankles if necessary. "Scrunching" your feet up would seem counterproductive, don't you think?
My daughter's feet and ankles swelled a couple days before a performance and she was still unable to get her pointe shoes on the night before. Talk about panic!
She soaked in a *strong* Epsom Salt+hot water solution until the water cooled off. Her feet felt much better and the pointe shoes fit the next day. The process was MUCH more comfortable than a tubful of ice! Only her foot spa wasn't deep enough and I made the mistake of substituting a washtub that was too big. I ended up putting in two and a half cartons of the stuff, but it was a LOT less expensive than a larger pair of pointe shoes.
I tried it myself when I had a sprained ankle and I am now a believer. The stuff rocks.
Posted 02 January 2006 - 05:01 PM
Posted 02 January 2006 - 06:52 PM
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Posted 03 January 2006 - 09:23 PM
Biochem experts, correct me if I'm wrong.
Posted 24 January 2006 - 05:38 PM