Taking under consideration the fact that our bones are connected to one another, if you experience pain in certain area, it easily may transfer to other areas and cause pain, as well. For example, pain originating from the foot causes pain in the leg.
There are many different reasons that may be the cause for pain in feet, including: arthritis, bunions, athlete’s foot, heel spurs, corns, overlapping toes and ingrown toenails. All of these medical conditions lead to certain discomfort.
According to Chinese reflexology, our feet are connected to various points in our body. This practice which is older than millennia suggests that our feet are the main source of the entire health of your body.
That is the reason why it is believed that your feet are perfect place for elimination of toxins from your body, and there are many different detox foot baths. In addition to that, if you experience foot pain, try some effective natural alternatives to relieve the pain. Stretching is one of the best options, and it can be performed in just 5 minutes.
The Toe Raise
While standing on the feet elevate your toes. Make sure to lift the pinky toe at the same height as the big toe. Make 5 repetitions with both feet.
Stay in the same position, but make sure to lower just the big toe, while the others are still up. In case you cannot press it down, gently press the pinky toe down instead. Repeat 5 times with each foot.
Toes and Fingers
While you are in sitting position place your legs in front and the toes pointing upwards. After that, lean forward, and with your fingers pull the toes back very gently. Individuals who cannot perform this with both feet should do this exercise with one foot at a time.
Tennis Ball Rub
Take tennis ball and step onto it, and roll it under the feet, but don’t forget to press a little bit. Repeat the same with other foot. After that, tilt the foot to make your toes point toward your knee, and in order to point downwards stretch your toes.
While you are at standing position, rock your body weight to the outside of your foot, and then lift the weight off the inside. While your weight remains resting on the outside you should rock inward. Make 10 repetitions with each foot.
Loop a stretchy exercise ball around some table or a chair leg. You should hook the foot through it and make sure to make the foot rest against the band. Next step is to press the toes toward to floor and stretch. Repeat this exercise 15 times.
In order to restore the health, balance and strength of your legs our advice is to follow these useful tips:
Wear Proper Footwear
Although sometimes comfortable shoes are not quite modern and don’t have high heels, it still may be of great help due to the fact you don’t have to constrict your toes. Choose shoes that are proper for the width of your foot. Another important characteristic is to buy shoes that will allow your feet to breathe, such as mesh or leather. Last but not least, the shoes should have proper arch support. It is important to mention that flip-flops are not good option as the grippy action may do harm to your foot.
Soak in Epsom Salts
The Epsom salts are perfect option for feet detoxification and in same time will boost the intake of magnesium.
Yoga is excellent to ground the body. Namely, almost all yoga poses are based on grounded feet and that will learn to root the feet, and in same time will restore body balance as well as your mental state.
Walk barefoot outside
This simple activity also is called earthing and it will provide you many health benefits. Human feet are very flexible and they grew in order to grip uneven surfaces. That is the reason why it is highly recommended to walk in your backyard or start wearing shoes with individual toes.
Consult a specialist
In case you experience unbearable and constant foot pain you should visit medical expert. There is possibility that you should wear custom orthotics, which will improve the condition of your feet.
Diabetic patients should be particularly careful and take proper care of their feet, as their health is crucial for the overall wellbeing.