Many people perceive foot care as receiving pedicures and tending to their cuticles; but thorough foot care should involve strengthening the feet as well. There are several simple barefoot exercises one can do to strengthen the feet and ensure that they are biomechanically sound. Doing such exercises three times per week can help prevent muscle conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Triangle balance toe lifts, toe spreading, heel-toe walks, big-toe lifts, and foot massages can all strengthen the feet. Always remember to slowly transition into any new footwear, and that strengthening the feet and ankles can help them handle.
Exercising your feet regularly is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Rhonda Nelson of The Podiatry Care Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Exercise for Your Feet
Exercise for your feet can help you to 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 often we 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 not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.
Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.
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 Glenn Dale, MD. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.