The foot is a complex anatomical structure of 26 bones, 33 joints, multiple muscles, tendons & ligaments along with some blood vessels, nerves. As like the structure, the problems regarding foot are complex too. As they are the foundation of movement that that controls the amount of ground force transmitted into the body, any problem on them can interrupt our regular activities. We should seek medical advice if we face any problem regarding foot, but there are some tips that we can follow at home which will reduce foot problem like pain.
What causes foot pain?
To get better results, we need to understand the reason behind the pain. There are different reasons which can lead to foot pain like deformities, improper footwear or injuries. Besides, for some infectious disease like viruses, bacteria or fungi, we may experience foot pain. Furthermore, some systemic diseases like diabetes, gout, or rheumatoid arthritis can also cause foot pain. We need to find out the reason first, if we think that the reason is something serious that can’t be curable by following below tips then we must see a doctor.
What symptoms and signs may accompany foot pain?
You may see the presence of swelling, redness, bruising, tingling on the affected area. But you can identify foot pain more correctly when you will seek for the answer of these questions:
- Is there any pain when you move the affected area?
- Is that area affected by weight-bearing?
- Does the injury or pain change your walking motion?
Do below 5 things at home and say goodbye to foot pain:
1. Take a foot bath:
Warm foot bath is just the ticket that will alleviate your foot pain. It’s so simple, just add a little bit salt on lukewarm water and put your feet on it for some minutes. This salt bath can reduce swelling in your feet and relieve your sore muscles within very short time.
2. Stretching exercises:
Try some stretching exercises which will help your sore feet. Target areas like your toes or heel and the stretching exercises will promote flexibility which will help to reduce pain.
3. Massage on acupressure points:
Acupressure is one of the oldest treatment methods and proven according to modern medical science. Massage your feet acupressure points to help soreness and improve circulation of your feet. You just need to know the acupressure points of the bottoms of your feet and put some pressure there with your hands. There are some insoles available on the market which you can use during walking or running to get acupressure message regularly without investing more time on it.
4. Use arch supports:
Keep your feet stable by using proper arch supports while standing or walking. You can purchase from online or stores, they are proven to be effective in eliminating foot pain and improving foot conditions.
5. Change your shoes:
If you are uncomfortable with your shoe, change it immediately. Incorrect shoe size may be responsible for the health of your feet. Always try to buy shoes with proper arches or support otherwise it can damage your feet.