Foot pain may not require treatment from a health care professional. At-home remedies may be all that’s needed to ease foot pain.


Drinking water throughout your day can help you stay hydrated and avoid muscle cramps.

Water also helps to move fluids throughout the body so you cut down on the risk of swelling.


Simple stretches like toe and heel lifts can help stretch the muscles and tendons in and around your feet. Try this one:

  1. Place your feet on the ground.
  2. Point your toes up and flex them back toward your body.
  3. Hold for 10 seconds.
  4. Put them back down.
  5. Raise your heels off the ground, leaving the balls of your feet on the ground.
  6. Hold for 10 seconds.
  7. Do three sets, and repeat several times per day.


Repetitive movements like walking, jogging, or running can cause foot pain, but sitting still all day can cause foot pain, too.

Improve circulation and stretch the muscles in your feet and legs by engaging in moderate exercise several times per week.


For sharp, stinging pain, consider placing an ice pack on your feet. Make sure you wrap the ice pack in a cloth so the ice is not directly on your skin.

Leave the ice pack for 10 minutes, and repeat every hour throughout the evening.


A gentle massage on your feet may help improve circulation and ease the tension in muscles and tissue.





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