When the soles of your feet hurt frequently, it’s difficult to engage in many normal daily activities or enjoy your favorite hobbies. This kind of pain makes you want to stay in bed or on the couch all day, but this is no way to live your life. If the soles of your feet hurt frequently, it’s time to explore some treatment options to help address the issues contributing to your pain.
What to do about pain in the soles of your feet
Occasional soreness in your feet is a normal part of life. You might have sore feet after a long hike or from standing all day at work. However, when the soles of your feet hurt for days, weeks or even longer, you’ll want to take some measures to help reduce and prevent this pain.
Some tips for dealing with pain in the soles of your feet include:
- Rest — Many of us have work or participate in sports that involve us being on our feet. In these circumstances, you might be tempted to push through your pain to accomplish your task. However, doing this can make your foot pain worse. Make sure to get some rest when you notice pain developing in your feet.
- Ice your feet — Apply a bag of ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in a towel to the soles of your feet to help soothe the pain and reduce any swelling. Keep the ice on your feet for up to 15 minutes at a time every two or three hours to get the most out of it.
- Stretch your feet — Some gentle stretches can help improve the strength and flexibility of your feet, which helps reduce foot pain from conditions like tendinitis or plantar fasciitis.
Try sitting and extending your legs in front of you while alternating curling and straightening your toes to engage the muscles and tendons in your feet. Hold each curled and straightened position for a few seconds each, and repeat for 10 repetitions to get the most out of the stretch.
- Wear custom orthotics — Wearing custom orthotics in your footwear can help to address issues related to your foot pain, such as flat feet or high arches. Custom orthotics can also help with alignment issues in your ankles, knees and hips that stem from conditions in your feet.
Biocorrect makes it easy to fit and purchase custom orthotics
Backed by more than 25 years of biomechanical expertise, our team at Biocorrect Custom Foot Orthotics Lab uses a high-quality precision design to create custom orthotic insoles to help address conditions causing pain in the soles of your feet. We make it easy for you to fit for custom insoles from the comfort of your own home using our unique, easy-to-use moldable foam impression kit.
Our team uses the impressions from this kit to develop a fully custom or semi-custom insole. We also offer ready-made insoles that can address a wide range of structural and mechanical problems in the feet. Check out our full product line and order your pair today when you visit our online store.