Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Tom0
Ball, Top & Bottom of Foot Pain Treatments
You can do proper diagnosis by comparing the injured side to the uninjured side to see whether there is distinguishable lump or gap felt at that location or a “crunchy” feeling on that spot. The injured side always presents such symptoms described above because of inflammation.
According to the severity of the injury, you can try different treatment. If the condition is really serious, try to seek professional medical help. And if the condition is common, try the home remedies here to relieve the pain immediately.
1. Rest the foot for a while. Sometimes, stand too long will result in foot pain. Have a break to rest your foot by taking the weight off.
2. Elevate to reduce swelling. Keep your feet elevated at a 45 degree angle to your body for 10-15 minutes, which can move the blood away from the feet and reduce swelling. Do the elevation anytime you can.
3. Do foot massage. You may have to ask a partner to help you. Massage the feet with massage oil, baby oil, and clove oil. You can also try the massage yourself with your thumbs and fingers to make small, circular motions from the ball to the foot and down the entire foot.
4. Apply cold or hot compress. You can massage ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables wrapped in a thin towel to your feet. It can reduce pain and swelling effectively. Also you can just sit before the bathtub and run your feet alternatively with cold and hot water (one minute each time) and make sure to end with cold water.
5. Try cayenne pepper. You can soak your feet in the hot water with cayenne pepper powder or wearing socks with some amount of cayenne pepper sprinkled on. Both can help you get a relief of foot pain for the cayenne pepper contains an ingredient called capsaicin which is an effective pain reliever.
6. The mixture of Epsom salt with warm water can do wonders in relieving the foot pain as well. Mix 2 tablespoons of Epsom salts with warm water, and soak your feet in it for 15 minutes. Then dry your feet with a towel and moisturize them with lotion or cream
7. Wear right shoes when you work out. Different sports may desire different shoes. The wrong type of shoes can cause problems like foot pain easily. So, try to wear the right shoes. And replace the worn out ones with new pairs for the old ones can never provide proper support and cushion for your feet.
8. Some specific foot exercises can help strengthen the foot and its flexibility well. Just try to pick up the scatter beans on the floor with your feet or to roll on the golf ball by using only the weight of one foot each time. These simple exercises are excellent foot pain treatments if you do them regularly.