Sometimes foot pain can be an obvious cause. The cause can be afungal infection like athlete’s foot, corns or a callus. The discomfort can stem from simply fatigue or poorly fitted shoes. And in that case, your best friend can be water-warm or cold, with herbals or without it. You can even try TENS on feet or a relaxing foot massage. Moving on, here are some useful tips to soothe the pain:
1. Soaking away foot pain:
For a refreshing treat for the sore feet, you can fill up one basin with cold water. Fill another on up with water as hot as it is comfortable for you. Then sit in a chair and place the feet into the cold water. After 5 minutes, put the feet in hot water. Then repeat. This “hydromassage” will alternately dilate and constrict the blood vessels in your feet and boost circulation.
If you want to pamper your feet with essential oils, fill up a bowl with hot water. Then add 2 drops of peppermint oil with four drops of eucalyptus and rosemary oil. Soak the feet in for 10 minutes.
2. Massage the sore feet:
Buy yourself a roller designed for massaging the soles of your feet. Or roll your bare feet over the tennis ball, golf ball or rolling pin. Do it for several minutes. For making stimulating massage oil and soothing foot pain try combining 3 drops of clove oil with 3 tablespoons sesame oil. Do mix the ingredients properly and massage it on the feet.
3. Wearing shoe inserts:
Shoe inserts or orthotics can help to relieve foot pain caused by flat feet or fallen arches. These are available at any medical-supply stores, or you can get it from a podiatrist.
4. Giving your feet a workout:
You can try to wrap a thick rubber band around each of the toes on one foot. Spread the toes and hold the stretch for around five seconds. You can repeat it ten times for relieving cramped, shoe-bound feet. You may even scatter a few pencils to the floor and pick them with your toes. Even a little exercise like this can help you relieve foot ache.
5. Soothe heal pain:
If you suffer from heal pain in the morning, there is a chance that you may have Plantar Fasciitis. It is an inflammation of the tough band of tissues that connect the heel bone to the base of the toes. For relief, stretch your Achilles tendon.
6. How to prevent foot pain in the first place:
Applying alotion that contains urea like Eulactol heel balm to the rough spots before turning into troublesome calluses can help. You may want to start with a small amount as it can sting. Another way you can prevent your skin from toughening is soaking the feet in a bowl of water. Do it once in a week. You can apply a moisturizing lotion after it.
These are some of the simple ways for you to heal foot pain.