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The moment we wake up until we lay down at night, our feet hardly gets any rest. Our feet take us to places all day long carrying our body weight. Hence, it is natural to feel an ache in the feet by the end of the day. But, if it becomes regular and you feel pain in the feet the entire day, then something’s wrong.
Foot pain is normal but to some extent. The pain of tiredness goes away as soon as your feet get rest, but if the pain persists and you notice some changes in your feet like swelling or inflammation, you need to get ready to take care of your feet a little more than the normal.
Many conditions can cause foot pain as well as affect other parts of the body, like toes, heels, arches, and soles. The pain of each state can range from mild to severe; therefore, there are various ways to treat foot pain, applying which, you get back on your feet hale and hearty. So, let’s learn about the causes, treatment, and prevention of foot pain.
What causes foot pain?
● Wearing high-heeled or improper shoes
● Any injury or trauma due to high-impact exercise or sports activities, or accident
● Plantar Fasciitis
● Athlete’s foot, a fungal infection that usually begins between the toes.
● Hammertoe – foot deformity
● Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) etc.
Foot pain home remedies
A majority of foot pain be treated by gently massaging the foot joint as it improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often alleviates pain. Use some skin lotion or oil and knead your foot slowly with appropriate pressure to relax your foot muscles.
Ice and heat therapy
Soak your feet in a basin of warm water. Add Epsom salts and rest. Such a nice foot bath or foot spa will definitely give you foot pain relief as it will relax the overstressed muscles and connective tissue of your feet. If your feet are swollen, use cold water instead and keep your feet elevated for a half hour or more after the soak.
Stretching is considered to be one of the best remedies for any joint pain. For foot pain, stretch your feet after a warm soak. Due to continuous movement, our feet muscles tend to contract or spasm; hence, to release the tightness, foot stretch is highly recommended.
Invest in arch supports to help decrease the shock that your feet experience with every step. Since the heel and ball of the foot are especially prone to soreness, wearing full-length arch supports will help cushion these areas, and it will help you deal with specific painful foot problems such as plantar fasciitis and flat feet very well.
If nothing helps, without wasting much time, you must bring home, capable physiotherapy equipment called SONICTENS. The combination of two proven treatment modalities in it i.e., ultrasound and TENS, together can quickly shoo away all your foot worries without any side effects.
● Check your footwear. Foot pain and shoes have a significant connection. Worn out, incorrectly sized, or wrong shoes, all these are major contributors to foot pain. Wear footwear according to the activity too. For example, your walking shoe is not recommended for hiking. And ladies, the more and sooner you avoid high-heels, the better.
● Practice feet workout. Exercise focusing on each, your ankles, feet, heel, and toes to stretch, strengthen, and relax them.
● Keep diabetes in control to avoid developing or worsening diabetic foot pain.
● Shed some pounds to lessen the load on your feet.
Foot pain is not a permanent condition and can be taken care of and treated well with the right methods at the right time. All you need to do is pamper them, as it is with them, you move around.