You wake up in the morning, the sun is shining, you’re feeling great. You jump out of bed, ready to meet the day and that’s when you feel it, that crippling ache in the bottom of your foot. Or, perhaps your day started just fine, but after 8 hours on your feet, your dogs are really barking. You’ve got foot pain and you need some relief.
There are 26 bones, more than 30 joints, and a whole lot of muscles and tendons in the human foot alone. When you consider the weight that these small appendages carry every day, it’s not hard to see why they are so vulnerable to strain, damage, and pain.
The treatment you choose for foot pain relief will depend on the source of your pain. One of the most common causes of orthopedic pain, is Plantar Fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot, from your heel to your toes. And then there is pain due to trauma, inflammation, structural problems, or arthritis that will affect the joints of your feet and ankles. If you are diabetic, you may experience neuropathy caused by damaged nerve endings within the foot itself. But whatever the cause of your foot pain, there are natural, non-invasive treatment options available to you.
From over-the-counter products that you can purchase at any pharmacy to custom made orthotics, arch supports can offer effective foot pain relief while you are wearing your shoes.
A few simple stretches to help oxygenate the muscles and loosen the joints can often offer some foot pain relief. In fact, these techniques are great for prevention as well as treatment. And if your feet and ankles have grown stiff over the years, it’s never too late. You can regain flexibility through slow and gentle daily stretches.
While you can massage your own feet, or (if you are so lucky) have a generous partner do it for you, you will want to visit a Reflexologist for best results.
Reflexologists are professionals who know all the right acupressure points, massaging the affected tendon to gently stretch it and restore it to a healthy, soft and flexible state, thus relieving the pain of plantar fasciitis at the source.
Reflexology and acupressure will also stimulate lymphatic drainage and improve blood flow, thereby relieving swelling and increasing oxygen levels in the tissues of the foot and leg. This, in turn, helps to alleviate neuropathic pain and can even help to restore and improve nerve response for those whose foot pain is symptomatic of diabetes, injury, or nervous system disorders.
Depending on your diagnosis, just a few visits to a qualified Reflexologist, can result in more than immediate foot pain relief, it may correct the problem for good.
The Reflexologists at Easy Cozy Wellness Centre are trained and experienced professionals in Acupressure and Reflexology. Call Easy Cozy Wellness to book your appointment and start your journey to pain-free feet.
Easy Cozy focus on Acupressure (Body) Massage and Reflexology (Foot) Massage which are good for both males and females within any age range.