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Effective Foot Stretches and How to Perform Them

Tuesday, 25 October 2022 00:00

There are many benefits to frequently performing foot exercises. Stretching and exercising the feet make them stronger, and this can be helpful in possibly preventing falls, in addition to reducing existing foot and ankle pain. The range of motion is often improved, and slow stretching can improve flexibility. When the toes are raised, pointed, and curled, it may help to strengthen the Achilles tendon, which is connected to the heel. This can be done by sitting in a chair, and alternating pointing, raising, and curling the toes. Each position can be held for a few seconds, then repeated approximately 10 times. An effective stretch for the toes is called the toe splay and is also done while sitting in a chair. The heels can be firmly resting on the ground, and the toes are stretched out and moved several times. The entire foot can be strengthened when toe extensions are performed. While one leg is crossed over the other, take one hand and manually move the toes back until a gentle stretch is felt. If you would like more information about the benefits of exercising the feet, please speak with a podiatrist who can recommend specific stretches for you.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Florida Foot & Ankle Group, P.A.. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Debary, Lake Mary, Orlando, and Oviedo, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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