You rely on your feet for much of the day, so it only makes sense that you should treat them properly to keep them holding you up. While it’s important to go to the doctor when you notice any form of bothersome foot pain, there are some home remedies you can try for basic sore feet. Here are some pain management techniques for sore feet.
- Daily foot stretches: These pain management stretches are ones you can do anywhere and will easily prevent or relieve cramping and promote flexibility in your feet. You can repeatedly point and flex your toes or move your ankles in circles to effectively stretch your toes, feet, and ankles.
- Soothing foot soak: This pain management technique is especially nice for sore muscles and swollen feet. Try adding one cup of Epsom salt to a lukewarm bath and let your feet soak for about twenty minutes for maximum relief and to reduce swelling.
- Orthotics: All of the above techniques are great home remedies, but they aren’t always the most effective, especially if you have more chronic foot pain or are constantly on your feet. Orthotics are the medical-grade solution for foot pain management. They offer arch support, shock absorption, and more structural support for the foot that you will feel all throughout the day for the best relief.
With all these pain management techniques, the most important thing to remember is that tired feet after a long day is fairly normal, but foot pain is never normal. If you’re experiencing foot pain beyond a typical soreness of the muscles, give us a call today at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic, so we can help you find longer-lasting relief.