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How do I get my feet to stop hurting?

Foot pain can rule your life, and stop you doing what you love to do. Many people live with it for many months, thinking that this is just ‘the way it is’. Well, it doesn’t HAVE to be that way!

Foot pain Glenelg

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Clearly foot pain is a common problem for a lot of you, so here’s a quick summary of 3 of my key tips to beating foot pain for good.

How do I get my feet to stop hurting?

How shoes can help your feet stop hurting

Wear a variety of shoes

Each style of shoe puts pressure on your feet differently. Variety in your footwear means you don’t put pressure on the same parts of your foot every single day. Your golden rule for shoes: Make sure they feel comfortable!!

Spend enough money for decent shoes

We tend to spend money on the things we care about, so if you’re wearing shoes that cost $10, it tells me how much you care about your feet. I don’t mean you have to spend $200 on a pair of shoes, but you really do get what you pay for when it comes to shoes.

No shoes sometimes!

Go barefoot when you get a chance! Au naturale is good for you, but start slow (small amounts) if you haven’t been barefoot in a long time

How exercises can help your feet stop hurting

Your feet work hard to carry you around all day, so give them some TLC every once in a while.

Stretch your hamstrings, calves and arches of your feet every few days (in the shower is a great opportunity!), and try this amazing exercise (see video below) using a golf ball or one of our amazing trigger balls (available to purchase in the clinic).

Watch this foot release video

A variety of surfaces to help your feet stop hurting

Our feet are the ultimate off-road design, to adapt to any surface we stand on. Unfortunately in day to day life, we often go from carpet, to tiles, to concrete, to footpath, to road, to carpet. All these surfaces are very even and regular. Every week, make sure you get a mix of smooth and bumpy surfaces under your feet.

Include:

– Sand

– Grass

– Hills

– Uneven paths (but please don’t sprain an ankle!)

So there’s my 3 top tips for ‘How do I get my feet to stop hurting?’

Feet are very complex, so these 3 tips are just a very simple introduction to help ease foot pain. If you continue to live with foot pain then book in to see one of our Physios in the clinic. We’ll teach you why you’re getting foot pain, and what we need to do to get rid of it for good!