Foot Movements and Stretches
Feet require some affection. We sit in them all day and squish them into our the shoes and give no attention on the condition of our feet.
The problem arises when one muscle is over or under utilized, leading to imbalance. This is then followed by compensating the body, and decrease in effectiveness. This kind of problem may result in weak muscles or deficiencies in muscles.
Exercises that help improve your flexibility and get your feet limber may lower the chance of being injured. Gentle and slow stretches can enhance your flexibility. Training for strength will enable you to give your muscles more protection and support for your feet as a whole.
It is possible to do these gentle exercises for strengthening and stretching three times every week, or as frequently as you can throughout the day to improve your flexibility and strength to ensure your foot’s fitness and wellness.
Some Recommended Foot Movements and Stretches
Here are 3 stretches you can do on your own:
- Towel Scrunches – Place towel on the floor and sit with your foot resting on the towel. Scrunch the towel under your foot using your toes, keeping your heel on the ground throughout.
- Calf Stretch – Bend back knee at 45 degrees and keep both heels firmly planted on the ground. Push toes against the wall and keep heel firmly locked on the ground to feel the soleus stretch.
- Spiky ball run under foot – When addressing plantar fasciitis, stand or sit with the ball under your arch. Roll the ball from your heel up to your toes with medium pressure. Repeat this motion back and forth several times.
Are you suffering from this condition? At The Chelsea Clinic, we can help. One of our podiatrist can assist and then recommend what treatments are best to get you back on track. Podiatrist South Kensington
Schedule an appointment here or you may call us at +44 (0) 207 101 4000.
We hope you have a feetastic day!
-The Chelsea Clinic and Team
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