It may come as a surprise that your foot contains 38 bones. The feet are one of those areas in the body that can hurt in many different areas because of this. Our feet are subject to a lot of stress throughout the day from holding us up while we walk, to heavy duty exercising. When you start getting pain in your feet, it’s a good idea to keep them stretched on a daily basis as this will relieve most aches and pains associated with this area of your body.
The following article reveals 3 effective stretches that you can do when you experience soreness in your feet. These stretches will also strengthen your feet and keep them flexible even after the pain has subsided.
See the stretches below and be sure to share these with with your friends looking for some relief!
1. Ankle Stretch (starts at 0:45)
Your ankle and foot support each other. Strengthening your ankles will enable them to work harder, taking pressure off the feet.
Sitting on the ground, place your foot through the loop of a resistance band so that the bottom of your foot is resting against it. Bend your toes towards the ground. Hold the position for a few seconds and return to the starting position. Repeat fifteen times.
2. Tennis Ball Rub
Stand tall and use a wall or chair for extra support. Place a tennis ball beneath the arch of one foot. Roll the ball under the foot from heel to toe, putting a bit of weight on the foot.
Hold the ball in place at each tender spot for 15-30 release muscle tension. Repeat five times for each foot.
3. Toe Raise (starts at 0:15)
While standing with your feet firmly planted on the ground, stretch your toes towards the ceiling as far as they will go. Slowly lower to the floor. Repeat ten to fifteen times.
You can stand in front of a wall with your hands out in front of you to get more support or perform this stretch while sitting down. To get a deeper stretch, lower your toes one at a time, starting with your pinky toe.
See the full list of poses from Daily Health Post here.