Best Ways to Treat Foot Pain at Home, Part 1

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Hello, and welcome back to our blog. Foot pain is a condition that affects 75 percent of the U.S. population, according to one report. In our recent post, we looked at some of the most common causes of foot pain and, in today’s blog post, we will explore some of the most effective foot pain treatments for self-care at home. Stretching and massage in conjunction with the use of foot pain relief products and other natural treatments is a great way to help prevent foot injury and treat foot pain without the use of prescription drugs. Please read below to learn more about these home care foot treatments.

Stretching the Foot While Relaxing

Stretching is one of the best ways to prevent and treat foot and ankle injuries. While there are many foot stretches that address different muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the foot, one simple stretch is to gently flex and extend the foot. While in a seated or standing position, point your toes out in front of you, causing you to feel a stretch from your knee, down your shins, and into the ankle and top of the foot. Next, gently pull your toes and foot towards your knee so that your toes point upwards. Hold that stretch for 15 to 20 seconds as you feel the Achilles tendon and calf stretch. Repeat this as you watch TV or read book. Who said stretching has to be difficult?

Use a Foam Roller

Foam rollers are one of the best apparatuses to care for your muscles. Foam rolling the lower leg, ankle, and tops and bottoms of the feet will help loosen the muscles located in the foot. Foam rolling is a great way to relax muscle tension, ease pain in the feet, and promote circulation to and from the feet.

 

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Use Small Water Bottles as Frozen Rollers

Save your small water and soda bottles to reuse as rollable ice packs. Simply fill a small bottle with water, leaving a bit of room at the top, and toss it into the freezer. When you get home from a long day on the job, take a seat on your favorite recliner, place the rollable ice pack on the floor under the arch of your foot, and start rolling your foot over the bottle. The ice will help reduce inflammation, swelling, and pain, while the hard surface of the ice works to massage the foot. This treatment is particularly great for those who suffer from plantar fasciitis, which is one of the most common causes of heel pain.

Use a Tennis Ball or Golf Ball for Foot Massage

A tennis ball provides the perfect surface for a foot massage. Rolling the foot over a tennis ball can help relax, lengthen, and stretch the muscles on the bottom of the foot. Because a golf ball is smaller and has a harder structure, these can work great for those who prefer a deeper foot massage. Both the tennis ball and golf ball work wonders for relieving foot pain located in the arch of the foot. After using the rolling massage method, kick your feet up on a pillow and relax to help get the circulation going to and from the feet.   

Use Natural Pain Relief Creams

One of the most effective self-care treatments for relieving foot pain is through the application of foot pain relief products, combined with the use of ice, stretching, and massage. Topical pain relievers such as Topricin® Foot Pain Relief Cream delivers quick pain relief while also reducing inflammation and stiffness.


To order your supply of Topricin Foot Pain Relief Cream or any other topical pain relieving creams we offer, please visit Topical BioMedics today. Please feel free to contact our friendly support staff if you have any questions about our products. Thank you for reading our blog!