Sore feet can make walking, standing, running or any lower body movement dreadful, causing immense discomfort and pain. Understanding the exact cause and managing the case efficiently is essential to prevent any kind of complications.
Causes Of Sore Feet
Some common simple causes for a soreness of the feet are:
- Over exertion and over use
- Ill fitting foot wear
- New shoes
- Muscle strain
- Ligament strain
- Trauma to the feet
- A sports injury
- Flat feet
Complicated causes for sore feet include:
- Fracture of the foot
- Ankle sprain
- Plantar wart
- Bone tumor
- Athlete’s foot
- Achilles tendonitis
- Occluded arteries in the feet
- Ulcer of the foot
- Foot deformity
- Plantar fasciitis
- Nerve impingement
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
Home Remedies For Sore Feet
- Soaking feet in hot water: add 1 spoon of baking soda to the hot water and soak your feet for 15 minutes.
- Aromatherapy: aromatherapy has been known to treat all kinds of pains and aches. Of all the essential oils, the most effective oils for soreness of feet are clove essential oil, nutmeg essential oil and lavender essential oil. Add a few drops of any one of these oils to a large tub of water; soak your feet, right up to the calves in the hot water, for half an hour, and feel your pain and soreness ease away.
- Massage: a foot massage eases pain successfully. It reduces aches and pains, soothes frayed nerves and improves blood circulation to the feet. Use a carrier oil, such as, olive, almond or coconut. Add 5 drops of nutmeg essential oil to the carrier oil and massage in to your feet, particularly the ankles, soles an calves.
- Weight management: experts say that weight management is crucial to mange sore feet. Excessive weight puts undue strain on to your feet, making them sore and painful.
Exercises For Sore Feet Pain Relief
- Heel raises stretch the heel and reinforce the front of the foot. Stand with legs extended, feet should be about shoulder width apart. Slowly, rise up on to your toes. Lift the heels as far off the ground as you can. Hold the pose and count up to 10 and release. Do 10 repetitions every day.
Plantar Fascia Stretches
- The plantar fascia tendon supports the arch of the foot. This stretch helps strengthen and fortify it. Stand straight and place the ball of the sore foot on the wall. Keep the spine erect and lean forward with your hips. Keep on leaning until you feel a stretch in the foot. Hold for 5 seconds and release. Do 10 repetitions.
- Toe spreads support the toes, make them stronger and increase mobility. Stand with your feet facing forward. Spread the toes apart, as much as comfortable and return to the initial position. Do it 10 times every day.