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Stretching may Help Arch Pain

Tuesday, 08 September 2020 00:00

If you are experiencing aches and pains in the arches of your feet, you may find some relief by stretching. Stretching the feet can help increase flexibility and strengthen the feet, which can in turn reduce pain and prevent future injuries. One simple stretch that you can do is to place a towel on the floor and use your toes to scrunch it up. You can do this stretch sitting or standing, and with one foot or both feet at the same time. If you have arch pain, you may also benefit from a foot massage. Sit in a chair and place the arch of your foot on a tube-shaped object, such as a water bottle or can. Roll your foot back and forth over the object for 2 to 5 minutes. For more information about stretches and other things that you can do to relieve or prevent foot pain, speak with a podiatrist today. 

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with Dr. Douglas Webb from Texas. Our doctor 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 one of our offices located in Alvin and Webster, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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