Treating Foot Injuries
The treatment for your foot injury would depend on the type and cause of your injury. For some treatment is straightforward and simple. Shoe inserts are a great option in these cases as they provide you a lot of relief from the pain that may happen because of foot injuries. You can get them on prescription as well as on an over-the-counter basis. Others might require casts, surgery and physical therapy.
Apart from these, there are some home remedies that can work rather well in these situations. At the very least, they would help you deal with pain.
Soaking it away
If your feet are sore, you can stimulate and refresh it with a soak. For this, you would have to fill up two basins with cold and hot water. The degree of coldness and warmth in both depends on your level of tolerance. Start by soaking your feet in the basin, which contains cold water. Do this for 5 minutes. After that, put your feet in the basin that has the warm water. Keep repeating this. This process is also known as hydromassage. It constricts and dilates the blood vessels in your feet alternately, and this boosts blood circulation in the affected area.
You can also use essential oils such as peppermint oil, rosemary oil, and eucalyptus oil with hot water to reduce pain in your feet.
You can get rollers that are built specifically to massage the soles of your feet. You should find them at your nearby health store. If you want you can also use a tennis ball, rolling pin, or golf ball, and roll your bare feet on the same. You can also use oil to massage your feet. This would make the process a lot more stimulating. For this you can use a combination of sesame oil and clove oil. Mix them well and then massage them on your feet.
Wearing shoe inserts
As has been said already, shoe inserts – also referred to as orthotics – are a great way to deal with pain in your feet. Apart from the medical supply stores, you can obtain orthotics from a podiatrist.
There are some simple exercises that might help. It is advisable to have a specialist recommend an exercise regime, as, depending on the foot injury, some may cause more harm than good.