We’ve all been there for whatever reason be it an intense activity, standing all day at work or walking around an amusement park, but foot pain can be really intense. Of course, the best remedy for this is to get off your feet, but aside from kicking back and relaxing, we want to share some easy relief giving tips you can use to ease those tired and sore feet.
5 Quick Tips to Heal Foot Pain Naturally
Steam and Soak
Sometimes aching feet are simply the result of bearing too much stress on the muscles or connective tissues. The best remedy for this is a Eucalyptus foot bath. Just soak your feet in a small tub or in a store-bought foot spa with warm to hot water for 5-10 minutes. Before adding the water, add a couple sprays of our Eucalyptus Oil ShowerMist to the water for a cooling effect as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. If your feet are swollen, hot, or tired, use cool water instead of warm and elevate your feet for a half hour or more after the soak.
Muscles contracting or spasming are from being overworked or stressed. Stretch your feet, calves, legs, and hips to counteract this tightness. The best time to stretch is after intense activity and a warm soak when the muscles will be most relaxed.
This is always your preferred method, right? Best done after the soak and stretch, simply apply oil or lotion to your soles and massage, placing gentle thumb pressure to any sore areas of the feet. Focus on the length of the arch, from the ball of the foot to the heel. You can best feel it on the sole of your foot when you flex your toes upward.
Wear Arch Supports
For the best maintenance, be sure to use a daily arch support in your shoes. These will help decrease the shock that your feet experience with every step. The heel and ball of the foot are especially prone to soreness, and full-length arch supports will help cushion these areas. Custom-made supports are also available, offering specialized support and accommodating specific foot problems.
The arch of your foot is important to take care of since it gives form and support to the foot, which helps absorb shock when your feet hit the ground. Tightness of the inner arch can often be a root cause of heel soreness.
Check Your Shoes
Check if your shoes are a large contributor to your pain. It’s important that you choose functionality over function. These days it’s easy to find good shoes that not only support your feet but look fashionable as well, so don’t compromise. If you do have proper shoes, but they have excess wear and tear, they’re likely contributing to your sore feet. Also be sure to have your feet measured before your next shoe purchase; you’d be surprised to find out how many people are wearing the wrong sizes.
Use these tips and find relief today. There’s no reason to live with excessive foot pain anymore.
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