Sore Feet from Running – How Can I Fix This Problem?
Are sore feet from running holding you back from pushing yourself to reach your fitness goals?
Sore feet from running can affect even an experienced runner at some point of his jogging career. Improperly fitted shoes, running along a rough terrain and not stretching long enough before a workout are major contributors to feet numbness and sore feet from running as a result of that.
An experienced podiatrist will be able to carefully examine your feet and find exact underlying causes for your sore feet from running.
If in addition to feet you sometimes get sore knees from running, it could be a warning sign for arthritis or not pacing yourself during your runs. Taking a break from your regular jogging regimen and switching to a more low impact type of exercise might help your muscles, tendons and joints recover from high impact running.
Poor circulation in feet can sometimes give you a feeling of feet numbness at the end of the day. If your job requires you to be on your feet all day or you wear high heeled shoes often, this causes blood to pool in your feet. Performing foot and leg rotations throughout the day and wearing a comfortable pair of shoes will help increase blood circulation in your feet.
There are some simple home remedies you can try to help with your sore feet from running:
Try a cold/hot water bath for your feet by preparing two basins, one that is filled with cold and other with warm water. Sit down comfortably in a chair and lower your feet first in the basin with hot water and hold for 30 seconds, alternate, and repeat for 10-15 minutes ending with cold water bath. This method stimulates nerve endings and relieves sore feet from running.
Massaging your feet with peppermint cream will provide gentle relaxation and relieve pressure in your sore feet from running.
Make sure that you take time to warm up and stretch next time you run and wear a comfortable pair of shoes to ensure the health of your feet.