If you’re among the 75% of Americans who have experienced foot pain or plantar fasciitis at some point in their life, then you know how annoying and restricting it can be.
Before you resort to visiting a foot pain specialist, you should try to massage away foot pain at home with a manual massage tool or foot massage machine. Often, foot massage techniques applied consistently over a few short weeks can significantly reduce foot pain. By keeping your foot pain relief at home, you also save time and add convenience to your life.
(If your foot pain is so severe that you cannot walk, you should talk to your doctor before you try to massage away foot pain).
At Miko, we advise making foot massages a part of your daily routine. They are a luxury you can look forward to and have many positive effects on your overall health and wellbeing.
Benefits of At Home Foot Massages
The first benefit is, of course, foot pain relief. But it goes much deeper – literally – because foot pain can cause and be caused by other painful conditions. By using one of Miko’s foot massage machines or another at home foot pain remedy, you can:
- Improve blood circulation
- Fight depression (there’s a whole literature on reflexology about this)
- Deepen relaxation and ease stress
- Promote better sleep
- Relieve pain in other parts of the body
As you seek relief from foot pain through massage, you’ll notice a range of other positive changes in your life as well. There are two effective approaches to massage away foot pain at home that we recommend.
Try Manual Foot Massage Products
Foot pain relief may be closer than you think. Grab a golf ball, lacrosse ball, or tennis ball from your gym bag. Put it under your foot. Press down gently and roll. The pressure from this kind of massage distracts the pain receptors in your foot, sends blood to your arch and heel, and breaks down scar tissue in the plantar fascia ligament. Sweet relief!
Weirdly, one of the best manual foot massagers out there is the rolling pin…but that’s a story for another post. (But we do carry rolling pins!)
Get a Foot Massage Machine
Going to a professional masseuse can be expensive and time-consuming. And manual foot massages require a lot of focus and, occasionally, pain. But with an at home foot massage machine, you get all the benefits of a foot massage, and you can do it while reading, browsing your phone, or sipping a cup of coffee.
This makes at home foot massage machines a true luxury. They never get tired, won’t grumble about giving you a foot massage, and always apply the perfect amount of pressure and heat.
Some of them, like the Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager, are also beautifully designed and fit seamlessly into any home décor.
At home foot massages for pain relief at just the beginning. As your feet start to feel better, you need to be more mindful of how you treat them throughout the day. Remember to replace worn out shoes, stretch, apply ice, go for walks to strengthen the foot and leg muscles, and eat healthily. Then, when it’s time to relax, grab your foot massager and enjoy!
How do you relieve foot pain at home? Let us know in the comments!