Originally posted 2018-06-04 15:31:08.
Our feet can get weak if there is not enough physical activity in our daily life. Weaken feet can lead to shortened muscles, weak muscles which can result in back, hip and knee pain. A simple thing such as stretching can help improve your flexibility and strength. There are 5 feet exercises that will get rid of pain, and the videos are easy to follow.
Your feet carry/hold your entire body weight, and they can get tired which can result in cramps and pain. Our feet can solve many pain and aches in our body if we know the essential points that are connected to different body parts/sections. Just stretching your feet can boost your flexibility and relieve pain in several areas in your body. Our feet are the center of many muscles.
Benefits of Stretching:
- Stretching improves your coordination and balance which will reduce your chance of injuries.
- Stretching improves your flexibility which will help to prevent injuries as well as preventing ligaments and muscles sprains.
- Stretching strengthens your bones because as your muscles get stronger, it will also strengthen your bones.
- Stretching improves your body posture, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain by relieving your tight muscles.
- Stretching treats your back pain because when you stretch your muscles, then it reduces the pressure on your spine and relieves pain.
- Stretching improves your heart health because regular stretching helps to improve your arteries function and lowers blood pressure.
- Stretching reduces your stress level because stretching helps to relieve tension.
- Stretching increases your energy levels because stretching improves your circulation which increases your energy levels and fights/reduce fatigue.
- Stretching improve your circulation by soothing your muscles, removing waste byproducts from your muscles and repairing damages on your joints.
Below are 5 feet exercises that will get rid of pain
1. Heel Raises
Video source: FlexWell
2. Toe Walking
Video source: Fun Coach
3. Ankle Circles
Video source: Centerworks Pilates
4. Curl Your Toes
Video source: stoneclinicPT
5. Tibialis Anterior
Video source: Anne French
There are a few things you can do to help fight/prevent pain that does not require exercise. You can avoid tobacco, decrease alcohol intake, eat healthier, eat food that is rich in anti-inflammatory, lower your stress, maintain good sitting/standing posture, get enough sleep, achieve a healthy body weight and avoid lifting heavy objects.