Today we are talking about how to treat sore feet! Being sore in any part of your body is never, per say, fun but dealing with sore feet can be a little nerve wracking, especially when you have to keep dancing in spite of. And even thought it’s just one of those things that we have to deal with as dancers, there are always ways to help cut the recovery time in half! So without further ado, here are a few things that I do personally to help relieve my sore feet and hopefully they can help you out as well! Let’s get it goin’!
Tip numero uno for relieving sore is by soaking your feet in Epsom salt. Epsom salt is a classic way of relieving sore muscles in any part of your body and taking a bath in Epsom salt is an age old remedy. So, if it can help your hamstrings, why not use it for your feet?! All you have to do is get a foot basin, fill it up with warm water and add anywhere between one cup to a cup and a half of Epsom salt. Let your feet soak for 15-20 minutes and your muscles will be left feeling loose and relaxed!
Our second tip is to wrap your feet in hot towels. This is my personal favorite because it literally feels like a short, after class, spa session! After you come home from your next dance class, grab two hand towels and drench them in warm water. Next, just find a comfy chair to sit in, wrap up each foot in a towel and relax for about 15 minutes. Not only does this little self pampering session help relieve sore feet, it can also aid in preventing sore muscles after a long day of dancing.
The third a final tip for aiding sore feet is to gently work them out. You can help your muscles loosen up and unravel by using this low impact foot routine!
– Roll out each foot with a tennis ball for 20 seconds
– 16 counts of releves
– 16 counts of eleves
– Point and stretch over your feet
– 8 point and flex sequences each foot with theraband
So, the next time you’re feet are feeling a little sore after a dance class, give one of these tips a try. You might just find a new way to get those little piggies feeling better and while we’re at it, let’s swap tips! Tell us what you do to help relieve your sore feet in the comments down below! We would love to try some new methods! Thanks for stopping by From the Top! Have a great weekend and remember…