There are so many health issues out there relating to our feet. However, I find the most common is chronic foot pain. This is where the soles of your feet are always sore, and it hurts to walk for long periods. You may not realize this, but foot pain can have a massive effect on your overall health and wellbeing. What happens when it hurts to walk? You walk less, which makes you less active, which gradually leads to weight gain, which causes a whole host of other issues.
As a result, curing your foot pain is a massive concern. To help you out, here are three ideas that are so painfully easy, you’ll kick yourself for not trying sooner:
Put an end to excruciating foot pain! Flickr
Get Some Insoles For All Your Shoes
Some people think you need to wear special shoes or sneakers to deal with excessive foot pain. While it’s true that there are some shoes out there specifically designed to help with this, you don’t have to buy them. Often, they’re really expensive and look a little goofy too. Instead, you need to buy some gel insoles to fit in your shoes. Here, you give the base of your foot more of a natural support structure. After all, most people have foot pain because the arch in their feet has collapsed, giving you flat feet. Insoles mimic the feeling of a raised arch, taking pressure off your muscles, and helping you feel less pain!
Wear Compression Socks
If I told you that the socks you wear will play a role in how much your feet hurt, you’d probably think I was crazy. Alas, it’s actually very true. If you wear normal socks while walking, then you don’t provide your feet with enough support, hence the pain. But, with compression socks, you give the base of your feet – and your ankles – more support, causing them to strain less, and alleviating pain. Along with this, compression socks also help increase circulation, which is great to stop aches and pains in your feet. Now, you can buy compression socks from a lot of stores, and there are even brands like Sockwell Socks that sell some specifically for plantar relief (plantar being a fancy word for the bottom of your feet). So, your options are wide open, I suggest browsing around and reading the reviews first.
Fix Your Flat Feet
As I’ve mentioned, a lot of your pain comes from having flat feet. So, if you learn how to fix them, you can get rid of this pain forever. Thankfully, as the video above shows, there are plenty of simple exercises and massaging techniques you can do to help get your feet back in the right shape. The best thing is, a lot of the things mentioned are easy to do, and can be done at home in your spare time!
Don’t ignore your foot pain as it can be very bad for your health if left unattended. Try these simple ideas, and you’ll be stunned at how quickly and effectively they deal with your pain.
Disclosure: This is a contributed post.