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Single-Leg Heel Raises

Monday, 08 March 2021 00:00

Did you know that stretching your feet and ankles is a great way to help maintain their overall health? A single-leg heel raise is an exercise which can stretch and strengthen the feet and ankles. To do this exercise, stand in front of a counter or wall and hold it for balance. Lift one foot, placing your full weight on the other foot. Rise up on your toes, lifting your heel off the ground. Then, slowly lower your heel until it touches the ground again. Repeat this exercise 10 times on each leg. Avoid bouncing on the balls of your feet while doing this exercise and stop if you begin to feel pain. For more information about exercises for your feet and ankles, consult with a podiatrist.

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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