When we work tirelessly for long hours our feet start to give in.
Other than kicking back and giving rest to the feet, here are some ideas which will ease the ache and rejuvenate your feet.
One of the common reasons for feet ache is overused and overstressed muscles due to excess activity and weight bearing. Foot bath is one of the remedies for it. Fill a basin with warm water and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes. For a soothing effect, you can add Epsom salt. You will get Epsom salt in medical stores as it is usually used with medical first aid kit. One to two tablespoons of salt to 1 gallon of water is the ratio.
When a muscle gets overstressed, it will tend to contract/spasm. To avoid this, you need to stretch your muscles. A good time to stretch your muscle is after a foot bath where your muscles are relaxed. For this, you need to sit in a comfortable position and stretch your ankle and toe joints using your hands. You can also use a strap to stretch.
Feet workout will help your feet to stretch, strengthen and relax them. Some exercise includes
–Picking up objects from the toe and moving it
-Raising your toe while standing while lifting your heels off the ground
You can gently cure the ache by applying oil to your toe and gently massaging it and applying gentle thumb pressure to the sore areas.
You can buy arch support which will absorb the shock that your feet will experience and protect your feet.
Always buy quality shoes. You can switch to running shoes as it will decrease the impact and will have a thicker sole for more protection.
Trim out corn and calluses:
Corns and Calluses will create an unbearable ache to your feet. This will create pressure at the bottom of your feet which leads to cracks, bleeding and infection. To remove this, soak your feet in warm water for a couple of minutes. Dry your feet and use a pumice stone or emery board to trim it off. Apply moisturising lotion and wear socks to seal in the added hydration.
Daily care will help reduce the pain and soreness, so take care!