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Walking Is a Successful Foot Stretch

Having strong feet is necessary for easily completing daily tasks. The feet carry the weight of the body, and many people understand the importance of maintaining foot strength and flexibility. Stretching and exercising the feet barefoot while indoors is helpful in noticing the muscles in the feet, and it can be pleasant to feel the floor while stretching. Walking is a great way to exercise all the foot muscles, tendons, and ligaments, in addition to lifting the feet and rotating the ankles several times. Building foot strength can be accomplished by lifting the toes while in a seated position and pressing on the floor, using the four corners of the foot. There are numerous types of stretches and exercises for the feet, and if you are interested in learning how to perform these, please consult with a podiatrist. 

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with one of our podiatrists from Ankle and Foot Centers of Missouri, P.C.. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Stretching the Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits. From increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief, be sure to give your feet a stretch from time to time. This is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone experiencing foot pain or is on their feet constantly should also engage in this practice.

Great ways to stretch your feet:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pull your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

Individuals who tend to their feet by regular stretching every day should be able to minimize foot pain and prevent new problems from arising.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in the Greater Kansas City area . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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