There are numerous factors and health conditions which can cause foot pain. Arthritis, overlapping toes, heel spurs, bunions, athlete’s foot, and ingrown toenails are the most common ones.
Every organ in our body is connected to meridian points in the feet. Chinese reflexology exists for millennia, and it focuses on the belief that the feet are the source of our health. Also, there are numerous detox footbaths based on the belief that you can effectively eliminate the toxins from your body through your feet.
Foot pain solutions
Foot stretches are probably the most effective method to get rid of foot pain. They are easy to perform and you will need only 5 minutes. The best thing is that you can do this anywhere!
- The Toe Raise
You should lift your toes. Stand on your feet and lift your toes upward. The pinky toe should be on the same height as the big toe. Repeat this exercise 5 times for each foot.
- Rock Out
In a standing position, rock your weight to the outside of your foot, lifting your weight off the inside of the foot. Next, rock toward the inside until your weight is resting on the inside of the foot. You should do both feet at the same time. Repeat 10 times on each side.
- Toe Lifts
While you are still in Toe Raise, lower just your big toe, but make sure to keep the other ones up. This can be really difficult, but “smart” feet are more balanced and stronger. If you can press your big toe down, try pressing only the pinky toe down instead. Alternate! Repeat 5 times for each toe on each foot.
- Toes And Fingers
You should sit with your legs in front out your, toes pointing up at the ceiling. Lean forward and lace your fingers with your toes, and gently pull back. If you are not able to do both feet, you can try one foot at time. It can be difficult to get back into the swing of things, especially if you haven’t had foot flexibility since you were a child.
- Tennis Ball Roll
You should step onto a tennis ball and roll it under your feet, applying gentle pressure. Do this to both feet. When you are done, make sure to tilt your foot so your toes point toward your knee. Next, you should stretch out your toes so they point directly down.
Other foot tips:
These tips can restore health, strength, and balance to your legs:
- Walk barefoot outside
The feet are designed to be flexible, they grew up to grip uneven surfaces, and that is why we have toes. This is called earthing and can provide many benefits.
- See a foot specialist
If you still have foot pain, make sure to see a foot specialist. You can get custom orthotics which can be expensive, but they will make you feel like your feet are on clouds.
- Soak in Epsom salts
Epsom salts can help you detoxify your feet. If you have a magnesium deficiency, they are a great way to boost your magnesium intake.
- Choose proper footwear
It is very important to choose shoes appropriate for you foot width. Make sure to avoid constricting your toes completely. Choose shoes that allow your feet to breathe like mesh or canvas and always choose shoes that have good arch support. Also, make sure to avoid the flip flops because the grippy action they make your feet do is actually really bad for your feet!
Foot health is crucial to your overall health, so it is very important not to ignore them. Make sure to take good care of your feet, especially if you are diabetic!