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Daily Foot Stretches to Ease Pain

Incorporating stretches into your daily routine can significantly enhance the health of your feet and legs, potentially mitigating aches and the risk of injury. For example, the seated calf stretch targets the muscles at the back of your lower leg, pivotal for walking and maintaining balance. To perform this stretch, sit with your legs extended forward and a towel looped around the foot's ball. Gently pull on the towel ends, drawing your toes towards you, feeling a deliberate stretch along your calf muscles. Another beneficial stretch, the toe spread, focuses on the intrinsic muscles of your feet, which support your arches and improve toe dexterity. While seated, place your feet flat on the ground and attempt to spread your toes apart without moving your feet, holding the position to enhance muscle strength and flexibility. Bring the toes back together, and repeat this exercise several times. Lastly, the standing calf stretch is performed by placing your hands on a wall and putting one foot behind the other. Gently leaning forward while keeping the back heel on the ground stretches both the calf muscles and the Achilles tendon. If you’re experiencing pain or aches in the feet, it is suggested you make an appointment with a podiatrist to diagnose any potential problems and get more information about beneficial stretches for the feet

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 Charles Oehrlein, DPM from Hoover Foot Care. Our practitioner 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 practitioner 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 our office located in Hoover, and Oneonta, AL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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