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7/21/2021 Daniella Johnson
People at some point in life experience foot or ankle pain. It is important to keep your feet strong. Many of the exercises could help alleviate this soreness and improve overall health and flexibility.
Regularly exercising and stretching your feet and ankles would provide support to the muscles. These exercises would increase range of motion in the feet, helping you be active for as long as possible.
Healthy feet and ankles are vital to your ability to walk, run, and maintain your balance. Strengthening and stretching them will make a big difference in keeping your feet happy and healthy.
The lower leg is made up of the tibia on the inside and the fibula on the outside. The bones connect to the talus and the calcaneus or heel. Heel is further connected to the five small bones and the metatarsals and phalanges of toes.
The bones are interconnected with different sized ligaments together for stability. Ligaments are connected to bones with various muscles from the big calf to the small muscles that move your toes.
The ankle and foot move in different angles to provide stability and dexterity. These movements carry us over all types of terrain from soft sand to rocky ground.
The two main type of exercises are:
If you have pain in feet and ankles, any injuries, or medical conditions such as arthritis or diabetes, it is important to visit a podiatrist or physical therapist before starting any exercises. Depending on your condition the podiatrist would suggest exercises or therapies. Some of the exercise to help alleviate the pain and keep foot healthy include:
If you are in pain you can practice below exercises for relief from pain:
Healthy feet and ankles is a good idea. Above exercises help in easing the existing pain, preventing discomfort, and reduce the risk of injury.
If you are diagnosed with a foot condition such as plantar fasciitis or strain to the Achilles tendon podiatrist would suggest exercises for relief. Minor foot injuries to arthritis and diabetic foot conditions the expert care and treatment would make your recovery speedy as well as effective.