What are at-home remedies for reducing foot pain?

Home remedies are great for soothing sore, achy, painful feet—and do we have plenty of tips! Our remedies for reducing foot pain can get you back to normal in no time.

Freeze a water bottle and roll your arch over the homemade ice pack for 20 minutes to experience some relief. You can also use a cold compress under your feet to get the same feeling. Rolling your foot over a tennis ball, golf ball, rolling pin, or store-bought massage tool can give you a relaxing massage as well.

Stretches, like picking up pencils with your feet and spreading your toes, may take the ache out of your step.

Plunge your feet into a warm foot bath. If you’re feeling especially kind, treat your feet to a few drops of peppermint, rosemary, or eucalyptus essential oil.

Once you’re done rolling, icing, and soaking, kick up your heels and grab your favorite book! Elevation reduces swelling in your feet.

If your foot pain is more serious and chronic, schedule an appointment with Victoria L. Melhuish, DPM, at Sierra Foot & Ankle in either Carson City or Gardnerville, NV. Our offices can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!