After a long day, walking on concrete floors, my feet really take a beating. I cannot wait to throw off those shoes at home and frolic barefoot on my hardwoods.
The American Podiatric Medical Association showed some 42% of women admitted they’d wear a shoe they liked even if it gave them discomfort and a whopping 73% admitted already having a shoe-related foot issue. Yikes. This is gonna create some foot pain.
Let’s take precaution ladies and be proactive about our tootsies. I am going to let you in on a little secret before going into – what to do for foot pain relief.
SECRET: Choose a Thicker Heel — I know those stiletto heels call out to you when they are sitting up high on a shoe pedestal, but – honestly, they kill your feet. I am not saying steer clear, simply – vary your shoe choices. Throw in some thick heels – like these.
Now, what to do for some high heel foot pain relief:
Wear Heels More Often
Sometimes a lot of pain is from not wearing heels regularly. Your feet are not conditioned to those itty bitty high heels – so they hurt big time at the end of the day. If you decide you want to be a high heel diva, wear heels 5 days a week to work. Then give your feet a rest on the weekends. This will get them conditioned.
Soak Your Feet in Bubbles
Taking a bath will become your friend. Fill up the tub with warm water after work and soak your body from head to toe. It can be just for 20 minutes. It will relieve stress, as well as, foot pain. Invest in some pretty, aromatherapy bath salts. This is a pain relief you will welcome.
Pamper Your Tootsies
Get pedicures. Just do it. I mean its $22 dollars that is well worth it. Let someone paint your nails and massage your weary feet. You work all day – and this should be something you do as a treat for yourself. Sit in that vibrating chair and forget the world for 30 minutes.
Buy a TheraPro Foot Roller
These are those little wooden rolls you see at Bed, Bath and Beyond! These have become my friends. They are about $5 and all you have to do is set your foot on top of it – and roll away. Roll on the sole of the foot to increase your circulation, relieve tension, relax foot muscles & revitalize the body.