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How to Manage Foot Pain

Foot pain is very common in adults. It can be caused by several things, including being on your feet too much, injury, or a chronic condition. Thankfully, there are a few natural ways to treat foot pain at home. Read on to learn more about how to manage foot pain.

Rest Your Feet

If you work on your feet all day you probably experience foot pain. One of the quickest ways to alleviate this type of foot pain is to rest your feet. When you get home after a long day, get off your feet. Elevating your feet helps reduce swelling. Try resting your feet in an elevated position for at least 20-30 minutes twice per day to reduce pain from working on your feet.

Soak Your Feet

Soaking your feet is another simple way to reduce foot pain. Try a hot or cold bath depending on the kind of pain you are having. A cold bath is better for acute pain or an injury. The cold water helps reduce swelling. A hot bath is great to relax your muscles and stiff joints. Try a hot foot bath with Epsom salt after being on your feet a long time.

Rubbing Your Feet

A foot rub has long been an excellent solution for sore feet. Rubbing the feet can help improve circulation, relax the muscles, relieve tension, and can ease pain. You can try rubbing your feet yourself. Try squeezing your toes all together, then add some pressure and bend your toes toward the ball of your foot. Repeat as needed. You can also ask a friend or family member to rub your feet while you relax. Be sure to thank them!

Better Shoes

Wearing low-quality or ill-fitting shoes is often the culprit when you experience foot pain. Get yourself some decent quality shoes, especially if you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day. Look for a pair of shoes with plenty of support. Memory foam shoes are a good choice. Look to spend more money on a good pair of shoes. Try them on in the store and walk around in them a bit to make sure they are comfortable and supportive.

Custom Foot Orthotics

Sometimes good shoes aren’t enough by themselves and you need even more support. You can try getting some custom foot orthotics. Custom foot orthotics are shoe inserts that are prescribed and made especially for you.

These orthotics can help relieve pain and redistribute pressure. Custom foot orthotics don’t just help relieve foot pain, they can help with back or leg pain, as well. They are a great option for anyone who suffers from foot pain due to work, an injury, or a chronic condition. You can get custom foot orthotics by contacting a provider and scheduling an appointment.

In Summary

Unfortunately, many people suffer from foot pain. Foot pain can be caused by several things, including jobs, injuries, or chronic conditions. There are several ways you can treat foot pain naturally, including rest, hot or cold foot baths, and foot rubs. You can also try getting yourself a better pair of shoes or scheduling an appointment for custom foot orthotics.

For more information about natural pain relief, visit The Wellness Center of Plymouth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your custom foot orthotics.

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