According to a survey, an average person walks about 100,000 miles in the course of his lifetime, which is equivalent of four times around the Earth. And walking every single step exerts hundreds of pounds of pressure on the feet. The complex construction of your feet makes them quite sturdy and flexible and they surprisingly, endure all the wear and tear very well. Unfortunately, every common man wrongly believe that foot pain is normal and part of the price that humans have to pay for walking upright. It has to be kept in mind like any other body pain, foot pain is the body's way of telling that something is not right and needs attention.
Some tips that you can consider helping your feet to feel better are below.
Take a Break from Shoes: The human foot was designed to be bare. You know how much better you will feel when you slip out of your shoes at the end of the day.
Try Sole Support: If your feet are constantly aching, consider wearing insoles, which are especially useful and helpful in shoes with thin soles, like deck shoes. They make your feet feel much better and can be purchased in drugstores and may sporting goods stores.
Put Them on Ice: To reduce any swelling, apply ice to feet for 15 to 30 minutes, three or four times a day. However, be sure to wrap it in a towel to protect your skin from damage.
Don't Lose Your Marbles: This exercise is to soothe tired, aching feet. Lay some marbles on the floor, then pick up each one with your toes and drop it into a small plastic bowl. This exercise can be done in your office, seated at your desk. Aim for this exercise at least one session a day.
Soak In Scented Water: Soaking the aching feet in water can be very refreshing. However, it is recommended to add 10 drops each of juniper and lavender essential oils to 2 quarts of cold water, then soaking your feet for 10 minutes.
Give the Feet a Lift: Raising them 6 to 8 inches above your heart, especially when you sleep helps in reducing any swelling in the feet. Use pillows for more comfort.
Try Massage: Massaging feet stretches the tissues and increase circulation. It is recommended to adopt this simple self-massage technique - Sit in a comfortable chair and cross your left foot over your right leg. Oil your fingers. Glide the tip of your thumb up the middle of your sole, from the back of your heel to the base of your toes. Repeat on the right side of your sole, then on the left side. Then switch feet. Spend about 2 minutes on each foot.