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Simple Foot Stretches to Help Build Strength and Flexibility

Doing some simple foot stretches in the safety of your own home may help you keep your feet strong and flexible, while improving movement and posture. Start in a seated position, with bare feet. Lift your foot, circling your ankle slowly 3-5 times. Then repeat in the opposite direction. Point and flex each foot 3-5 times. End by wiggling and then spreading your toes. Repeat on the other foot. In this next exercise, you’ll start in a seated position again. Keeping all other toes on the floor, lift your big toe. Then, put your big toe down and leave it there as you lift the other four toes. Repeat this on each foot, ten times. To stretch your arches, start once more from a seated position and lift just the heel, while pressing the ball of the foot down and flexing your toes. Lift the heel higher and hold this position for 5-10 seconds. Put your heel down and repeat this on the other foot, alternating feet up to three times. Check with a podiatrist who can offer more advanced foot stretches and other ways to strengthen your feet and improve mobility.

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 the foot specialists from Podiatry Associates of Belleville. 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 our office located in Belleville, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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