Foot pain is one of the worst pains you can face when sitting down after facing a long stressful day. If getting a foot massage from someone is not an option, don’t worry, you can ease the pain of your feet while you are at the comfort of your seat. All you have to do is do one or two of the following ways to effortlessly relieve foot pain and enjoy some comfort:
1. Use Ice
Roll a frozen bottle of water in a towel then place it beneath your feet where you can roll it all over the bottom of your each foot. The cold will reduce inflammation that might be causing your foot pain.
2. Move Your Ankles Around
Move each ankle in a circular clockwise motion ten times then reverse the direction. After that, point and flex each foot 10 times. These exercises will make your joint muscles stronger and will loosen up your ankles.
3. Have a Footbath
Prepare a footbath with warm water and Epsom salt then soak your feet in it for 10-15 minutes. Epsom salt will kill fungi and bacteria thus giving you odorless feet, and the warmth will help all your feet muscles to relax.
4. Massage Your Feet
Rub foot lotion on your feet then use your index at the bottom of your foot and your thumb on its top to rub your feet in clockwise circles moving from the toes to the heel. Repeat the rubbing in a counter-clockwise motion moving from the heel to the toes. This massage will promote the blood flow to your feet and help loosen any tight muscles.
5. Roll a Tennis Ball on the Bottom of Your Feet
If the tendon that connects your toes to the heel, known as plantar fascia, is tight, your feet are bound to ache. Loosen plantar fascia by rolling a tennic ball on the bottom of your foot.