Relieve Foot Pain Following These Steps
There is nothing more uncomfortable then having foot pain. Between walking my dog on the pavement 2-3 miles every morning, going to the gym and playing tennis, I have had more than my share of dealing with foot pain. Rather than cutting back my routines, I have learned different ways to relieve foot pain. Before I get into ways to relieve foot pain, I want to mention hands down the most important thing you can do. Make sure you are wearing the proper shoe. This doesn’t mean buying the most expensive shoe available.
For me personally, I have found that a narrow shoe causes me great foot pain. One great thing about amazon.com is you can read reviews of shoes. Another thing you can try is finding a shoe store like good feet which will make professional suggestions on the best type of shoe for you to purchase.
Soak Your Feet In Ice Water
In my opinion, soaking your feet in ice water is the best thing you can do to relieve foot pain. Professional athletes often soak their entire body in a tub of ice water http://wb.md/2m6R8MN. You can find articles with pros and cons on ice baths but most people that are con are selling some bullshit drug or their own stupid theory to lead some some expensive gadget to buy. All I know is, this works for me. Plus you are not going to soak your body, just your feet. Nothing expensive needed. Something that can hold water and ice, then put your feet in for 10 minutes. One time is usually all I need but if it doesn’t do the trick, wait an hour then repeat.
Stretch For Strength
Spring is around the corner. Sunshine and warmer temperatures mean it’s time to break out the flip flops. Trekking around town or even through the sand at the beach can cause great pain to your feet. One way to help prevent is by stretching. Use these three exercises-
Seated Plantar Fascia Stretch
Sit in a chair and cross your foot over the knee of your other leg. Place your fingers over the base of your toes and pull them back toward your shin until you feel a comfortable stretch in the arch of your foot. Repeat 2-3 times.
Kneel on carpet or pad with your toes tucked toward your knees. Slowly lower your pelvis until your are resting lightly on your heels. Hold for 30 seconds. Rest 20 seconds and repeat.
Sit and cross your left leg over your right. Interlace your fingers of the right hand with the toes of the left foot, slowly and gently spreading your toes away from each other. Hold for one minute, then switch feet. Repeat 3 times.
Iced Water Bottle Roll
Fill your reusable water bottle halfway with ice cubes, then fill with water. Place the bottle on a towel, then place the arch of your bare foot on the middle of the bottle. Roll the arch of your foot up and down , applying as much pressure as you can. Do this for 5 minutes and then switch feet.
Apply the above to not only relieve foot pain but to prevent it from happening. Trust me, you’ll be glad you did.