Whether you’re an active runner or simply on your feet all day, foot pain can be uncomfortable regardless of who you are.
Take Care of Your Blisters
Before you try any foot remedy, it’s important to inspect your feet for blisters. Blisters can occur due to a number of different circumstances— perhaps you’re on your feet a lot, or maybe you just bought a new pair of shoes. More often than not, blisters will be minor enough that they will heal on their own. If the blister is more severe, you may be forced to drain it using a sterile needle. Once the blister is treated, you can bandage it with some cotton for padding, or add some additional cushioning to your shoe.
Blisters are common with runners and may be a result of poor footwear. If you’re an active runner, consult my previous blog post on choosing the right running shoe here.
Treat Your Feet to a Bath
For a quick and easy solution for non-serious foot pain, I recommend soaking your feet. In order to receive the best treatment, I recommend alternating between hot and cold water every 5 minutes. By doing so, you constrict and dilate the blood vessels, which helps with circulation.
If you really want to treat your feet, drop a few drops of essential oils into your next foot bath.
Massage Your Feet
While it’s always nice to have someone give us a message, it’s unlikely you’re always going to have a volunteer. As long as the foot isn’t inflamed due to a serious injury, massaging your foot can help alleviate discomfort.
One of the best methods to do this is as follows:
- Take a seat, and cross your leg so that one foot rests on the opposite thigh.
- Using lotion or oil, rub your entire foot.
- Press your thumbs into your foot, or use your knuckles to gently massage your foot.
- Individually, move your toes back and forth.
Heal Your Heels
You may experience discomfort in your heel if you wear heels, stilettos, or poorly fitted shoes. In order to treat this pain, fill up a bottle with water and freeze it. Once the bottle is frozen, roll your heel back and forth over the bottle. By doing this, you’ll relax the feet and reduce any inflammation.
Consult a Professional
If any nagging foot pain persists, it may be something more serious. At this point, I would recommend consulting a professional for their opinion.
From foot pain to back pain, I’ve assisted countless clients in their treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, contact me today.