At the end of a long work day or a night out on the town, it feels great to kick off your shoes. Ah, relief! That is, unless you’ve been walking in heels or dancing in tight shoes; that’s when you feel the pain in the ball of your foot as it lands flat on the floor.
What you are experiencing is probably the result of strain put on the muscles, ligaments, and joints where the arch of your foot meets your toes. The technical term is metatarsalgia, simply meaning an inflammation of the joints and tissues at the ball of your foot. It’s usually caused by prolonged or repeated pressure due to sports, or dancing, or shoes that hold your foot in an unnatural pose. It’s all well and good for Barbie – but then, her feet are made of rubber, yours are flesh and bone.
Sometimes just getting out of your shoes will make it feel better. But when it doesn’t, you are going to need a strategy for relief.
When the pain in the ball of your foot is caused by inflammation, it’s usually very effective to follow the tried and true R.I.C.E. plan of action, as you would for other muscle strains and sprains.
Rest: Taking the weight off your feet for a while and freeing them from offending shoes will sometimes work wonders.
Massaging tired feet can often bring instant relief from pain in the ball of your foot, but it can be awkward to do for yourself. A tennis ball works great for this purpose.
But when you just want to sit back and pamper yourself and your aching feet, you need a massage therapist you can trust. The highly trained professionals at Easy Cozy Wellness in Abbotsford, BC specialize in foot massage. Using acupressure points and techniques, they can bring relief to every inch of your tired feet. Call Easy Cozy Wellness today and see just how good your feet can feel.
For a broad overview of many different types of foot pain, read our new article, Finding Foot Pain Relief.
Easy Cozy focus on Acupressure (Body) Massage and Reflexology (Foot) Massage which are good for both males and females within any age range.