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6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Foot Pain

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Foot Pain

6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Foot PainIs foot pain making it difficult to get around? Here are 6 tips to get relief!
 
Many of us go through our day without thinking much of our feet. Our feet are composed of 50+ bones, 60 joints, and 200+ muscles, tendons, and ligaments, carry all our weight, and take a constant pounding. Once foot pain strikes, we become very aware of how much our feet are doing for us. For this reason, it is important to know how to prevent and treat foot pain. 
 
Here are some ways to treat your feet!

 

#1) Source the Pain

There are many different kinds of foot pain and knowing the location of the pain and what has caused it will help you find appropriate relief remedies. You can read through a list of common foot pains to give yourself a better idea. Though, going to see a podiatrist (foot doctor) is a good idea for chronic or acute pain. A podiatrist specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures in the leg, and might help you notice faster results.

 

#2) R.I.C.E. for Relief

A common acronym for treating foot injuries is R.I.C.E: Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. It is extremely important to give your injured foot the rest it needs to heal. R.I.C.E. is an easy and natural self-care routine that will help you ease pain and swelling. By following this method, you might even be able to reduce your recovery time. 

Also, while you’re at it, add hydration to the list! This will help to prevent a buildup of lactic acid in the muscles. 

 

#3) Topical Pain Relievers

Have you tried a topical pain reliever? One of the advantages of topical pain relief creams is that they help reduce pain without the side effects that pills have. Look for one that contains Menthol as an active ingredient. Some other great ingredients to find in a topical relief cream are Willow Bark, Arnica, Eucalyptus Oil, Calendula, Coriander Oil, and more.

 

#4) Anti-Inflammatory Practices 

As for most pain, inflammation can play a big part in foot pain. One way to combat inflammation is through the food you eat. For example, you can add anti-inflammatory foods, such as nuts, fruits, and leafy greens to your diet. You should also avoid processed and fried foods, as well as added sugars as they cause inflammation in the body.

 

#5) Correct Shoes 

Your shoes may play a part in foot pain, and some shoe choices are better than others. Size, shape, and activity level all factor into healthy options. Make sure the shoes you wear are in fact the correct size. Shoe size can change depending on weight, pregnancy, and even age. So always make sure you buy the shoe that has the best support and cushion for your feet at that time. 

Limiting your time in high-pressure footwear is important inprevetning foot pain as well. Studies have shown that there are long- term consequences of wearing high heels. To name a few, high heels can cause muscle pain and spasms, increase hip pain, cause damage to the joints in the feet, increase chance of osteoarthritis, and much more! 

 

#6) Stretching 

Here are some excellent stretches to treat foot pain, as well as to prevent future suffering. 

  • A good foot and calf stretch can go a long way. Try putting a tennis ball under your foot while seated (or standing for more pressure) and slowly roll the ball in and around the arch. 
  • Interlacing your fingers between the toes to create space for the tendons is another nice stretch. Repeat this at least three times on each foot. 
  • As for the calves, place the front of the foot (ball and toes) on a step while the heel hangs off. Gently, add pressure to the ball of the foot and toes until you feel a nice stretch run up the calf. 

 

In Conclusion:

Foot care is essential for preventing foot pain, as well as a healthy lifestyle! Your feet have the responsibility to quite literally carry you throughout your life, so be sure to treat them accordingly! Try adding some of these preventative (or treatment) practices to your daily regimen to ensure your feet stay happy and healthy. 

 
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