Simple Exercises can help Prevent and Treat Pain from High Heels

High Heel foot problemsHigh heels can add height and pair up well to your outfits, but they could also wreak havoc on your feet and cause chronic pain, according to Lisa Reed of WTOP. Sporting a heel elevates your feet to an unnatural angle, which then adds pressure to your knees, inflammation on the joints and pinched nerves according to The Washington Post.

Lisa believes there a solution to the pain, and those heels can stay on by following the stiletto workout. Lisa suggests working out the legs, heels, and ankles; but also incorporating the usual foot soaking, and foot rub.    

Although it is important to get adequate exercise for your feet and ankles, as the study indicates, you should be aware of proper exercise techniques before you embark on a new program. A podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. can provide exercise recommendations that allow you to gain strength in your feet and ankles while avoiding foot pain or foot injuries.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

Stretching – your muscles in the feet need to relax and return to its natural stage. Placing both feet onto the ground and leaning with your back against a wall helps. This way when stretching occurs, both feet are relaxed.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ or Flushing, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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