5 Expert-approved ways to relieve sore feet

5 Expert-approved ways to relieve sore feet

If you’ve ever experienced aching feet, you know how difficult is to go about your day. Sore feet can make your feel miserable, here is what you can do to make it better.

Spending several hours standing up all day, doing exercise and your choice of shoes can make your feet ache, especially in the ball of the foot and in the heel area. Wearing high-heeled shoes or flats can place stress placed upon the feet but there are many ways to make it better.

1. Epsom salt baths

1. Epsom salt baths

Epsom salts and warm water are a great choice when it comes down to soothing aching feet.

2. Contrast baths

2. Contrast baths

A good way to alleviate swollen and sore feet is to alternate five minutes of hot water and five minutes of cold water and finally soaking your feet one more time in hot water for five minutes. The change in temperature makes your vessels contract and dilate to support circulation and ease the pain.

3. Stretch

3. Stretch

To soothe sore feet and promote wellness it is essential to stretch your toes and feet –pain is usually a sign of inflammation and stretching every morning can minimize the incidence of stiffness or pain in your feet.

4. Go barefoot

4. Go barefoot

We’ve become used to wearing footwear that our feet are less able to adapt to varied surfaces and up feeling sore. If you are home, leave your shoes at the door and walk barefoot –it will give your brain accommodate to the environment and help with balance.

5. Use a foot roller

Foot rollers stretch and massage the muscles in the feet at the same time, this is why they are great to relieve foot pain. start by using them 3 or 5 minutes at a time and apply light pressure, they work your way into more pressure using your body weight.

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