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Keep Your Feet Healthy With Exercise

Keeping your feet in shape, through exercise and stretching, can help them to serve you better and longer. Before embarking on any exercise program, it’s a good idea to warm up a bit. Marching in place for a few minutes can be a great way to get ready for a few simple strengthening and range of motion exercises. To limber up your feet, sit in a straight chair, extend your leg, and make clockwise circles in the air 15-20 times. Reverse direction and repeat. Then change legs and repeat. To stretch your feet, stand with your feet together (You may wish to hold on to the back of the chair for balance). Lift the heel and gently curl your toes under so that the top of the toes touch the floor. Hold for about 20 seconds. This should stretch the top of the foot and ankle muscles. Repeat on the other foot. To help strengthen your ankles, sit with feet flat on the floor. Lift the left foot and slip a towel or exercise band under the ball of the foot. Extend the lift and use a towel, or band, for resistance as you mimic the motion of pressing on the accelerator of a car.  Hold for a few seconds and repeat 10-15 times. Switch feet. For these and other beneficial foot and ankle exercises, please consult a podiatrist. 

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Quad Cities Foot and Ankle Associates. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctors to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Bettendorf, and DeWitt, IA and Rock Island, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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