How to Use Acupressure Points for Foot Pain. When your feet hurt, you have to rest your entire body. That's because much of what we do on a daily basis is dependent on our feet to get us around. But at the end of the day when your feet are worn out, you can find relief without popping a pill. An Eastern medicinal procedure called acupressure focuses on pressure points in the body. When you apply pressure to the right point, you could bid farewell to your foot pain.
Feel for the depression between your big toe and your second toe. This pressure point is located right where the two tendons meet. This point relieves foot pain as well as menstrual cramps, irritability, anger, stress, headaches and anxiety.
Draw an imaginary line on the upper arch of your foot, one thumb width from the ball of your foot. This pressure point is very successful at relieving foot pain as well as foot cramps.
Massage the points for three to five minutes or until you feel relief. For the best results, apply pressure with the tip of your finger, your knuckle or the eraser end of a pencil. This keeps the focus directly on the pressure point.
Acupressure is not designed to replace standard medical procedures and treatments. If you are seriously injured, or if your symptoms persist, seek medical attention. You also should not use acupressure if you have a heart condition, if you are pregnant or if the point is under a mole, varicose vein, bruise or any other break in the skin. You also should not use acupressure within 20 minutes of bathing, eating a large meal or exercising.