3 Surprising Ways to Get Rid of Your Foot Pain

3 Surprising Ways to Get Rid of Your Foot Pain

By Sanjay Ghosh

Is there anything worse than foot pain? Are you nearing the end of your hiking trail and feeling that stabbing feeling in your heel? Or simply standing up from your desk and feeling soreness building? Foot pain can sap your strength and quickly kill your drive for exploration. But it shouldn’t! 

We believe in a world where foot pain doesn’t prevent you from enjoying the world around you. And if you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably already tried some techniques to get rid of sore feet. There are many well-known ways to reduce foot pain, such as massaging your feet or putting them in warm water. But at Primal Soles, we go the extra mile to find solutions for people who have already tried the obvious. That’s why we came up with 3 surprising ways you can relieve your foot pain. Read them here:

#1 Stretch your feet

Think of stretching as literally pulling the tension out of your feet, like you would pull it out of a hair elastic. And even though losing tension in your hair elastic is incredibly annoying, the same can’t be said for your feet. On the contrary, by stretching your feet regularly, you can improve circulation, alleviate tightness, and prevent future pain. So get ready to give your feet some much-needed TLC (tender loving care)!

The first exercise you can do to stretch out the pain in your feet is a combination of toe scrunches and spreads. To perform this exercise, simply sit or stand with your feet flat on the ground. Then, scrunch your toes together as tightly as possible, hold for a few seconds, and then spread them apart as wide as you can. Repeat this movement for a few sets to make your toes stronger and more flexible.

For the second exercise, you might have to rummage around in a few drawers. Why? Well, for the next exercise, you’ll need some marbles. Now you might be thinking we have lost our own marbles, but the “marble pickup” exercise is a tried and tested way to improve your feet’s dexterity and strength. It’s particularly helpful for people with plantar fasciitis or arthritis.

To do this exercise, scatter a few marbles on the floor and sit on a chair or on the ground. Use your toes to pick up the marbles one by one and place them in a container. This exercise engages the muscles in your feet and toes, promoting flexibility and relieving pain. So pick up those marbles, and you’ll soon be picking up the pace!

So if the common stretches don’t do it for you, try getting creative, and you might just get rid of that persistent feeling of sore feet.

#2: Use techniques from 2500 BC

That’s right, we’re going to show you how you can use techniques from ancient China and Egypt to get rid of your sore feet. Reflexology is an ancient healing practice that has been used for centuries to relieve pain and promote overall well-being. 

Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, and ears, known as reflex points. These reflex points are believed to correspond to specific organs and systems in the body. By stimulating these points, reflexology aims to improve circulation, reduce tension, and promote relaxation. By using reflexology techniques, you can tap into the body's natural healing abilities to get rid of foot pain. 

Reflexology is best done by a professional. No doubt, there are reflexology centers near you that can provide specialized care for your situation. However, you can also opt for the budget-friendly option and DIY your own reflexology at home.

If you want to target foot pain at home, we recommend locating the kidney point, which is known for its ability to provide overall foot pain relief. Located on the sole, this pressure point helps alleviate pain and discomfort caused by various foot conditions. By applying gentle pressure to this point, you can stimulate the flow of energy and heal your feet.


#3: Wear supportive insoles

Most people start acting against sore feet after they pop up. But an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure. That’s why we recommend getting ahead of the problem. Simply put, your feet hurt because they are under an abnormal amount of tension. Of course, removing this tension helps. But how was this tension caused in the first place?

If you look at the inside of your shoe, you might notice the bottom of your shoe is flat. If you take a peek at the bottoms of your feet, you’ll see they’re shaped very differently. It’s this misalignment that leaves your feet unsupported. 

A sure-fire recipe for tension and tightness. There are shoes that address these issues, but most people don’t like wearing them because they often look unappealing and cost a lot of money. Instead, padding the inside of your existing shoes with supportive shoe inserts can be the perfect middle ground.

At Primal Soles, we have created the shoe insert that resolves the problems listed here. This is because Primal Soles uses cork, which is widely known for its supportive qualities. Cork cushions your feet and absorbs shocks that cause strain. It also distributes pressure evenly across the feet. If certain areas of your feet are under excessive pressure, it can lead to localized pain and discomfort. By redistributing the pressure, these insoles can prevent pain and safeguard the delicate bone structures of your feet.


So to conclude, these three techniques might be the unexpected salvation you’ve been looking for. Get out your marbles and dive into ancient medicinal practices. And don’t forget to focus on prevention with supportive insoles to prevent foot pain.

At Primal Soles, this last part is our specialty. If you wear Primal Soles, you’ll feel like walking for kilometers on end before even thinking of sore feet. That’s because cork has a unique cell structure that molds to your feet for personalized support. So, why not try Primal Soles? We make insoles for low arches and insoles for high arches. Or try our brand-new line, with a design based entirely on the feedback of thousands of users. Primal Clouds — because they feel like walking on clouds.

Primal Soles. Support yourself. Support nature.

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