Foot Stretches You Should Do Every Day in Grasse

Your feet put in a lot of hard work throughout the day.

The feet endure the weight of the body, and many people experience aches and pains in their feet as a result of standing or walking for long periods of time.

You can have different problems as well, as time passes by: flat foot, hyperpronation, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammer toe.…

But solutions exist to reduce pain and prevent more problems.

One of the solutions is to stretch your feet and your calves and hamstrings.

You can try these easy exercises every day to help you to have healthy feet.

Calf stretch

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The first one is to stretch the muscles responsible for the movement of your foot: the calves!

So, lean against a wall with your front leg bent and your back leg stretched straight behind you.

Try to put the heel of your back leg down on the ground.

Hold it for 30 seconds on each side to get a deeper stretch.

Toe stretch

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Think of your foot like a hand, and spread out your toes like you would your fingers, opening them and bringing them back together.

Aim for eight to ten stretches two or three times a day.

Foot and toe stretch

Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you.

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Begin in plantar flexion position, with feet and toes pointed away from you toward the floor.

Inhale and lift only your toes.

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Then, lift your entire foot into dorsiflexion, with your toes pointed toward the ceiling.

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Exhale and press the ball of your foot away from you, but keep all the toes lifted.

Then, point your toes all the way down into plantar flexion.

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Repeat several times.

Heel Stretch

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Stand with your toes on a step, your heels off the edge.

Slowly lower your heels down, hold for 10 to 15 seconds, then lift your heels to starting position.

Repeat five to 10 times.

Plantar roll

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Take a golf ball, and roll it back and forth from your toes to your heels.

You can also use a tennis ball.

That’s it! Well done!

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