Foot pain and tension is an extremely frustrating condition, because it will literally take you off your feet.

What causes foot pain?

The most common cause is overuse or repetitive stress on the feet, such as standing or walking for extended periods of time. This is worsened by wearing ill-fitting shoes, or participating in high-impact activities like running or jumping. All of this daily stress on the feet can lead to inflammation and strain in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments, causing pain and discomfort.
Another cause of foot pain is structural issues in the feet, such as high or low arches, flat feet, or misaligned bones. These issues can put additional strain on the feet, leading to tension and pain.

In some cases, the cause of foot pain is purely superficial. When you get a pair of shoes that rubs your feet the wrong way, this can cause foot pain or cramping, as your foot compensates for the poor design. In other situations, there are minor strains that can temporarily cause foot pain.

Will foot pain go away on its own?

If it was an isolated incident or just a bad pair of shoes, then yes. But if the cause of foot pain is more than superficial, you may be dealing with something difficult.
Over time, foot pain and tension can worsen if not addressed. The body may compensate for the pain by altering your gait or posture, leading to further strain on other parts of the body. Chronic foot pain can also lead to changes in the way you walk, causing knee, hip, and back pain.

It is important to address foot pain and tension early on to prevent it from becoming chronic. This may include incorporating foot stretches and exercises into your routine, wearing supportive and properly fitting shoes to help release tension in the muscles and promote healing.

How can Neu Release Massage help you manage and recover from foot pain?

Neu Release Massage can be a highly effective treatment for managing and recovering from foot pain. This type of massage focuses on deep myofascial release, which helps to soften and release the tight tissues in the feet, calves, and shins. By doing so, Neu Release Massage can help to restore balance to the muscles and tissues in the feet, which can alleviate pain and discomfort.

During a Neu Release Massage session, the therapist will use a combination of deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and stretching techniques to target the muscles and tissues in the feet and surrounding areas. The therapist will work to release any adhesions or knots in the muscles, which can help to improve circulation and reduce pain and inflammation.

In addition to the immediate benefits of Neu Release Massage, regular sessions can also help to prevent future episodes of foot pain and tension. By keeping the muscles and tissues in the feet loose and flexible, athletes and individuals who are on their feet for extended periods of time can reduce their risk of injury and improve their overall performance. Our amazing team of therapists can be an effective tool for you to manage foot pain and promote overall foot health.

Maia Spertus LMT

Maia Spertus is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Austin Texas, with a background of experience in Medical Massage, Sports Recovery, Trigger Point release, as well as the traditional practices of Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. Through her experience working with people suffering from chronic pain, active athletes, as well as desk jockeys, she is an expert in helping people feel the best in their bodies. She is also a trained yoga teacher, and avid fitness enthusiast herself.