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The Toe Stretch

There are many reasons why an individual may want to stretch their feet. For example, flexibility, mobility, and foot strength may be improved, which can make it easier to complete daily activities. There are also many different ways to stretch the feet. For example, the feet can be stretched before and after a workout. Alternatively, the feet are often stretched during yoga practice. An effective yoga stretch is known as the toe stretch. This stretch can be performed by sitting on the back of the heels with the toes stretched out horizontally on the yoga mat. If you are someone that enjoys practicing yoga, performing a toe stretch may be an easy way to incorporate foot stretches into your daily routine. If you want to learn more about toe stretching, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today, who can provide you with helpful knowledge. 

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with Dr. Mark Gagnon from Advanced Podiatry. 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 Crestwood, Orland Park, and Summit, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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