3 Ways to Relieve Foot Pain
Feet allow you to do amazing things: run a marathon, jump from high cliffs and carry your body anywhere and anytime. Therefore, it would be a shame not to pay attention to them. Each foot contains 26 bones and hundreds of muscles, ligaments and tendons and nearly 75 % of the people complain about the foot pain every year. Here is some advice on how to relieve common foot pain.
Pain: Bottom of the heel
The sharp pain usually comes from the inflammation of the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the heel to the ankle joint. Research has shown that more than 40% of people have this pain. Some chronic cases can turn into bigger problems when the tissue are not inflamed but have a side effect due to a repeated stress. You can often feel this pain after waking up or prolonged sitting.
The cause: Athletes often have these problems because of the excessive training, especially if you mostly use the foot or the ankle. However the shoe can be a major cause. Shoes with tapered fingers pushing the thumb in an awkward position can cause the muscles to deform the foot. This way the blood flow gets interrupted and this may eventually lead to some major problems.
How to fight this pain?
Prepare yourself a massage by rolling some golf balls or frozen water bottles under the feet. This should alleviate the inflammation. If your shoe is tapers the fingers throw them away. Choose one that allows your feet to have a natural fall. You can purchase buy a foot cream for burning tired feet.
Redness, pain, swelling, appearance of knuckles and bony parts hat form at the base of your thumb are some of the problems that you might encounter.
The cause: The great cause may be the hereditary factors. If your father had problems with feet, it is more likely that you will inherit the same shape of the foot from him. Improper exercising shoes may be another cause so be careful what you wear.
How to fight the pain?
Acute pain can be reduced with ice and anti-inflammatories and if the problem doesn’t go away you need to change your shoes. You can try to stretch you ankle. Pull your thumb away from other toes and massage the thumb between the first and second metatarsal bones with the second hand.
Pain: between the fingers and on the ankle joint
If you have fell like something is stinging you at the bottom of the foot, as if you were standing on the gravel you may be suffering from a neuroma (increased growth of nerves).This is basically an entrapment of nerves in the foot which occurs at the confluence of two planer nerves. If they are connected to a larger part there is a bigger chance that this is the case.
The cause: Neuromas will arise from poor footwear and repeated stress or trauma to the leg.
How to fight this pain?
Choosing a good shoe implant with a lower heel in the platform area can help you reduce the pain. There are even pads that you can place on the point of nerve attachment. If nothing helps you can ask your doctor how to use cortisol. It destroys the tissue around the affected nerves. Simple stretching can also help. While sitting in a chair keep one foot on the floor and one under the chair. This way your heel should touch the floor and only thing you have to do is twist the ankle joint in a way that your toes still touch the ground. Hold this position for 20 to 30 seconds and you should feel the muscles stretching the top of the foot.