Sore feet are very common and affect mostly everyone in the world. There are three types of common causes that occur when people have sore feet. When exercising, people often overextend their tendons which causes temporary pain. Wearing uncomfortable shoes that do not have appropriate foot support for a long period of time can cause pain as well. Rheumatoid arthritis can start affecting someone’s life between the age of 30-50 years old as well. Luckily, these four home remedies can help relieve your foot pain!
Massaging your feet at home
Oftentimes, standing all day for work or having to carry weight all day can cause aching and swelling. To massage your feet, press your thumbs on the bottom of your feet and rub in circular motions from the heel to the ball of your foot. Then, massage the individual toes and move to the ankles and along the tops of the feet. You can also rub some essential oils while massaging like peppermint, wintergreen or an unscented massage oil.
Ice packs for quick pain relief
If you seem to have a swollen foot, ice packs will help with the swelling that brings relief to your feet. If most of your foot is inflamed, try soaking your entire foot in a bucket filled with ice and water. Make sure you do this procedure when you are resting, exercising before this can cause more injuries.
Epsom Salt Soak
Espom salt, commonly known as magnesium sulfate, is used to ease aching muscles, sores, and loosen stiff joints. Add a cup of epsom salt in warm water and let your feet soak for 15 minutes, you should feel the magic happen! You can also add essential oils for calming and soothing properties.
Even though appropriate footwear will not give you sudden relief, a supported shoe can help prevent sore feet in the long run. When someone is running, standing, or sitting, supporting your feet through everyday activities can help avoid pain. Make sure you regularly check on your shoes to see if there are any parts displaying more wear and tear.. This means you need to replace them to prevent pain.
If you are experiencing any further pain after trying the home remedies, please make sure to contact us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Check out our other blogs here!