Foot Arch Pain Remedies

Many patients associate foot arch pain as plantar fasciitis, but that isn't always accurate. Many times pain in the arch of the foot is a temporary problem that can be relieved with a few easy exercises. As with any bodily pain, the most desirable source of advice is your doctor, if the pain is perpetual make sure to turn to a physician.
One of the more productive exercises is rolling a ball under your foot. You should use either a golf ball or tennis ball depending on which is better for you. Just sit on a chair and set the ball on the ground. Press the ball and slowly apply pressure as you roll the ball around. Do this for a couple of minutes and you should feel instant relief from this form of self-massage.

Another easy at home exercise is to set several small items on the floor and proceed to pick them up one at a time with your toes. The process has you constantly flexing your foot muscles and you can even turn the exercise into a game. Challenge your kids, or race against a stopwatch to try to keep getting a better time. Before you know it you've had a great workout session, and had some fun in the meantime.

For aching arches, a great activity is to just stretch the bottom of your foot. The easiest way to do this is to sit on a chair and put one foot behind you and place your toes on the ground with your heel in the air. Slowly press down and back and you will feel the arch stretch.

Finally, place your feet in a bath of hot water and Epsom salts. This is not an exercise, but for many people, it provides the best instant relief. Warm water improves circulation and will help muscle pain, and the salts have been found to relax muscles and diminish pain.

Hopefully one of these foot arch pain activities will provide you with the relief you seek.


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