The foot is a common place to get pain as it is the part of the body that we bear weight on, so its subjected to a lot of force walking and running on it. On top of that we also put the foot into the unnatural environment of a shoe, which is probably not health or natural. When foot pain develops, there are so many different professions and treatment methods that can be consulted and used to treat the pain. Each different profession tend to put the emphasis on different treatment approaches. For example, Podiatrists may approach a problem differently to a physical therapist.
Massage is one of the many different physical therapy techniques that an be used to help with foot pain. Afterall, who does not feel better after a foot massage. There are a number of products on the market that are useful for helping with a massage or giving a massage like affect. One of these is a product developed by a Podiatrist called the PediRoller. To use this product, the instructions say to place it on the ground and roll the foot from heel to toes and back again over the roller. It is suggested that those with foot pain do this for 3 to 5 minutes daily or twice daily. The roller is useful for conditions like plantar fasciitis and heel pain as it can be used to stretch out the ligaments under the foot that are often damaged in those sorts of conditions. Another advantage of the PediRoller is that it can be placed in a freezer to make cold. Using it when frozen has the added advantage of getting the same affect as using ice. The cold from ice is particularly useful at reducing both inflammation and pain and can help almost any type of foot injury in the early stages.