Hot and Cold Therapy For Foot Pain

We rely on our feet for many essential tasks. Not only do they support the weight of our body each day, but they are also solely responsible for movement.

Foot pain is alarmingly common, with many people experiencing acute foot pain at some point in their lives.

Here are some ways to put the spring back in your step.


NSAIDs, ‘non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen and aspirin, can help ease pain and reduce swelling when used correctly.  It’s, however, advisable to use NSAIDS for short periods, as needed, without overreliance.

An Anti-Inflammatory Medication

Heat therapy can soothe stiff joints and relieve achy muscles. 

Apply Heat, Cold, or Both to Your Feet

Cold therapy restricts blood vessels, reducing inflammation, swelling, and soreness.

A combination of both approaches (contrast therapy) can be used depending on your pain or foot condition.

The RICE Method

R - Rest

I -  Ice

C - Compression

 E - Elevation

Ice (cold therapy) reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation

Compression supports the painful area and the joints

Elevation of the injured area facilitates the healing process.

Rest is vital to prevent further damage

Indulge in a Good Soak Using Epsom Salt

Epsom salt works amazingly for muscle aches and stress. If your feet are tired and sore, a warm Epsom salt foot bath can provide much-needed pain relief. 

Many people believed increased muscle relaxation when they soak in warm water and Epsom salt.

Massage and Stretch

Like any other body part, your feet also benefit from a regular rubdown

After a long day of walking around, you may need a good, wholesome stretch and foot massage to relieve sore joints and tension underneath the skin.