Simple Techniques that Keep Feet Healthy

Stretching ExercisesMany people often experience pain in their feet from time to time. However, according to the Wall Street Journal, there are a few simple exercises that may help alleviate some of the pain experienced.

One such stretch involves sitting with the legs straight out in front of you while angling your toes toward your head and then away from it. Another exercise involves rolling your foot over a golf or tennis ball to help stimulate the nerves. These exercises are great for anyone who is on their feet all day or heavily involved in physical activity.

Stretching exercises are necessary to reduce the chance of injuring your feet while exercising. If you have concerns about physical activity and the health of your feet, contact a podiatrist like Dr. Greg Khaimov of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov can assess the health of your feet and give you instructions for stretching them.

Giving Your Feet the Stretch It Needs

Foot pain is very common for people. Our feet carry the entire weight of the human body all day and can be easily strained from overexertion. The feet can receive cramping which can be from any number causes. Pain in the feet can be alleviated without medication and or doctor visits.

How stretching helps:

Stretching relaxes the feet and eases pain whenever performed. It is important to perform stretching slowly and gradually with no force. Stretching should only be held for several seconds, and then relaxed.

Tips to Perfuming the Perfect Stretch:   

Sit and cross one leg over the other by pulling the toes carefully back without overextending. Start by resting the left ankle on the right knee. With the left hand, gently flex the left foot by pulling back on the toes. Do not pull too hard, just hard enough to feel the stretch in the arch of the foot. Then point the toes of the left foot as far as you can. Rotate the motion of pointing with pulling back on the toes.

The stretch should be performed 10 to 20 times, bring immediate relief. Repeat the whole process with the other leg.

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact our offices in Fort Lee, NJ, Brooklyn, NY, and Queens, NY. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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