Open

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun*: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (*alternating)

Book Appointment

Sign Up for an Appointment

Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!
Open

Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sun*: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (*alternating)

Book Appointment

Sign Up for an Appointment

Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!
Book Appointment

Sign Up for an Appointment

Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!

Share:

Bottom of the Foot Pain Treatment at Home

Bottom of the foot pain can target anyone, and sometimes you must find ways to manage it on your own. There are countless scenarios where you may not be able to see your chiropodist right away. Maybe you’re out of town, or your foot specialist is busy tending to other patients and won’t have an appointment available until next week (after all, they’re that good!). 

Effective bottom of the foot pain treatment requires following the “homework” your foot specialist assigns you until you get to follow up with them. It’s their job to give you the tools to find some pain relief when you’re on your own, and it’s your job to follow their instruction. 

Luckily, we’ve devised a list of tips you can follow at home to ease your foot pain!

What Causes Bottom of the Foot Pain? 

First, let’s help you understand your discomfort a little more. You may be wondering why your foot pain is localized and not more spread out. You may be feeling:

  • Heel pain on the bottom of the foot
  • Sharp pain on the bottom of the foot
  • Shooting pain on the bottom of the foot

This type of foot pain is generally caused by the following:

  • Overuse and exercise-related muscle strain.
  • A foot condition like Morton’s neuroma (sharp, shooting pain near the toes) or plantar fasciitis (sharp pain between the arch and heel, often worse in the mornings).
  • Wearing ill-fitting footwear for lengthy periods.
  • Having flat feet (pain arises from a lack of arch and your foot pressing flat on the floor).

How Can I Treat Bottom of the Foot Pain From Home?

Here are some helpful tips you should follow in your quest for pain relief:

Use a Therapeutic Massage Ball

Massage balls are affordable lifesavers for those who struggle with bottom of the foot pain. They only cost around $11, and since you can use them daily it’s a great bargain! The main purpose of a therapeutic massage ball is to help you perform self-myofascial release, which is a fancy term for using a self-massage technique to loosen tight muscles.

These little wonders can also enhance the capability and performance of your foot muscles. They loosen those bothersome, tight muscles and prep them to prevent sudden injuries. Furthermore, rolling the ball along the bottom of your feet targets specific trigger points that cause plantar fasciitis pain.

Practice Foot Care

Treating your foot pain doesn’t have to be boring. Sometimes it can include an activity you enjoy on a regular day, like a hot foot soak with revitalizing bath salts. Specifically, hot water and foot bath products work together to relieve sore muscles and boost nerve and muscle function!  

You can also massage your own homemade foot scrubs into your feet, paying attention to the bottom, to boost blood circulation and practice self-myofascial release. As a bonus, luxurious foot baths and other foot care routines are great for your skin health!

Rest Your Feet and Try Over-the-Counter Pain Killers

Is your pain currently unbearable? Try this tip before the others!

There isn’t much you can do for acute pain initially but rest and seek immediate relief. As the pain becomes more manageable, you will be able to make use of other ways to treat it. But you might want to start with simple R&R and a trip to the pharmacy for ibuprofen or acetaminophen. 

Make sure to elevate your feet while resting, and apply ice if needed!

Perform Foot Exercises and Stretches

Exercising and stretching your feet may seem daunting when you’re hurting, but there are countless collections you can master to help ease the pain.

Some great choices for the bottom of the foot include ball rolls (with your trusty massage ball) and the towel stretch. But those are just the tip of the iceberg! To learn more about foot stretches and exercises, check out our Pinterest Board!

Wear Supportive Footwear Indoors

This is a great way to keep your foot pain from getting worse.

Walking around barefoot all day isn’t as harmless as you think, even indoors. For example, neglecting proper foot supports can put extra strain on the plantar fascia if you have plantar fasciitis. In other words, impact absorption, cushioning, and arch support are just as necessary inside the house.

This doesn’t mean you have to wear your running shoes inside (although there’s no harm in that!). It does mean you can invest in ultra-cozy orthopaedic slippers with moulded footbeds and deep heel cups for arch support. Many slippers also come with removable footbeds, which can host your custom orthotics or Superfeet insoles. After all, sometimes foot pain means wearing your medical devices at home.

 

Experiencing Bottom of the Foot Pain? Come to Feet First Clinic!

It’s a great idea to follow these tips, but be sure to schedule an appointment with your foot specialist as soon as you can. They can assess your flare ups and give you a professional update on your situation!

Contact us at 416-769-FEET (3338) or use our online booking form to book an appointment!

 

Related Posts

Book your appointment online

Our simple to use, online booking process makes it easy to book an appointment with a chiropodist for any of our services. No referral needed!

IMG_1562

Emily

Administrative Assistant

Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

Erica Halpern

Marketing and Administrative Assistant (She/Her)

Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

Sophie Rudahigan

Clinic Administrator (She/Her)
Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

CEO (She/Her)

Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

Patient Relation Coordinator (She/Her)

If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.