Whether your foot pain is caused by over-exercising, or it is after a long day standing, these foot pain relief tips will help you to soothe your pain and calm them down. Aching feet can be due to many factors, but if you are putting stress on your feet, ankles, legs and knees daily, you will start to feel the effects. Even your shoes can contribute to foot pain. Try these tips and let us know if they work for you!
Lay back and keep your feet above your heart for somewhere between 15-20 minutes. You can also take this time to use ice therapy if your pain is due to excessive exercise which has made your feet feel sore.
Epsom Salt Bath
Use a bucket or a bathtub of warm water and use epsom salt. Find your favorite epsom salt scent, maybe even one that includes essential oils to help with aching or sore muscles. You could also use a warm towel and wrap it around your feet if you don’t have enough time to sit.
Use a roller or even a water bottle that has been in the freezer to help roll out your feet. Put emphasis on the arches of the feet. Make sure you are not going hard enough to cause pain, but enough to release the tension. This exercise helps to strengthen the foot and get the blood circulation moving. Other stretching like toe scrunches are great after a workout.
Socks And Shoes
Using compression socks is a great way to aid in recovery and give your feet a break. You can wear them around the house or while you sleep. In addition you should find some orthotic inserts or shoes to give your feet the support they need. Your local podiatrist often has a display of shoes to purchase, or go online and look at the reviews.
Massage is a great way to help release pain and tenderness in the muscles. Don’t go too hard as you could make an injury worse. Try using a lotion that has arnica extract in it. It is a homeopathic remedy that many people find helpful. Plus the lotion will keep your feet soft.