How to Relieve Tired, Sore and Achy Feet
We understand what eight hours of continuous walking, working and standing can do. Most people think that the only way to get aches and pain on the feet is when someone stands for long.
Tell you what, even walking and working for a long time may cause foot aches this is because all of these are activity which intern exerts a lot of pressure to the footbed.
- Draw a Foot Bath
One of the best ways to alleviate foot pain by taking a warm footbath. Warm bath will ease swelling on the feet.
Make sure Epsom salt is added to the warm water. Preparing a bathe with Epsom is quite easy, just add a single cup of it to a basin or tub of warm water and dip in your feet. Let the feet rest in the solution for 20 to 30 minutes before taking them out.
- Foot Massage
You do not necessarily have to go to a ‘massage’ shop for this. It is pretty simple and anyone can do it. Messaging the feet encourages proper blood circulation.
What you only need is your hand and a comfortable seat. Rub your feet gently. You can make use of oils or lotions because they lubricate the skin making the massage processes a little bit easy. Lastly, if you don’t mind, get foot products such as foot rollers which are textured they help a lot in the relieving exercise.
- Put on Night Splints
It is possible to deal with foot pain while in the bedroom trying to catching some sleep. Make use of night splint because they lock the feet at a comfortable position over night.
Splints can help treat one of the most common foot problem affecting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide every single year; plantar fasciitis.
- Ice the Feet
Soreness is generally as a result of inflammation, cold ice could be a remedy for this. For this exercise to work out you will need polythene bag which will be filled with ice.
After filling the bag with ice, place it on the affected area of the feet and rub gently. Rub the affected area for 10 to 20 minutes each day until there is relief.
Performing some stretches will also help relieve the pain on your feet. Stretch every organ present on your feet.
Stretching not only encourages flexibility but also hinders the occurrence of cramps. Ways you can stretch your legs is moving, curling and lifting the back of your feet. To add, it is important to extend the legs while stretching.
- Pain Relievers
If the given ways do not interest you, try taking pain relievers because they ease pain promptly. Naproxen sodium and ibuprofen (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories) are some of painkiller examples that can help relieve inflammation thus relieving pain.
The only downside to this, you have to take a lot, preferable for weeks to get results. Remember, before heading to a chemist it is always important to consult a doctor. This will help hinder side effects.
- Try Feet Workout
Tie all your toes on one foot with something elastic preferably a rubber band. Try spreading the toes; with the rubber band still tied.
- Consider Changing Shoes
The reason why you are having tired and sore feet is because you are wearing heavy, uncomfortable and poorly ventilated shoes.
Ladies who love heels shouldn’t go beyond 2 inches. High heeled shoes contribute to majority of women’s foot problems. What high heels do is crowd the toes together and squeezes the skin. Joggers should replace shoes at least after every 3 month or after walking 500 to 600 miles.
- Wear Shoe Inserts
The other way you could relieve and avoid foot pain is by increasing the inserts in your shoes. The pain is usually caused by fallen arches. These inserts can be acquired from any pediatrician or medical supply shop near you.
There are also inserts for people with smelly feet. These inserts are deodorized to make the feet and shoes to stop smelling.
There are a lot of different pharmaceutical options to help treat foot pain. There are those that are design to be taken as pill and others as application. Here is a little summary.
- Nerve Blocks
It is give inform of an injection. The injection prevents pain signals from reaching the brain. It is the best option for feet experience server pain.
- NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory)
These can be obtained with or without prescription. They are so common on the counter. A good example of NSAIDs is ibuprofen. The drug works almost immediately after taking.
When it comes to quantity the doctor should be the one to decide because the drug has various side effects.
These are pain relievers that help ease pain without leaving any inflammation. People who use alcohol shouldn’t use analgesic drugs because if combined with alcohol it poses great danger to the liver.
There are still other ways people can used to ease foot pain on their feet (Not necessarily the one mentioned above). It also takes time for the feet to feel better so you need to have patience. Most importantly, if symptoms persist do not hesitate to seek medical advice. If you are diabetic and experience foot pain kindly seek medical advice. Lastly, we would advise you to do it the natural way, avoid drugs unless otherwise.