1. Point Those Toes
Pointing your toes in a downward position is a great way to relieve pain. Simply lift 1 foot, roll it downward until your toes point toward the ground, and flex your foot. This helps to stretch the small muscles at the bottom of your feet, giving you relief from pain and discomfort.
2. Raise Your Heels
This helps to relieve toe cramps and strengthens your calf muscles and the muscles through your arches. Stand up, lifting your heels off the ground, so you are standing on the balls of your feet. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times.
3. Sit Down Stretches
Sit down and cross your leg over, so your left ankle rests on your right thigh. Hold your toes and bend them back toward your shin and feel the stretch.
4. Toe Curls
With some small objects such as marbles on the floor, using only your toes, pick up one object at a time by curling your toes around the object and place them in a small bowl. Repeat this exercise until all the objects have been picked up. Switch feet and repeat the exercise. You will feel your muscles working hard each time you curl your toes to pick up the objects.
You don’t have to just live with foot pain. Book an appointment at Alliance Foot & Ankle Specialists today. We can make treatment suggestions based on your specific situation after an evaluation.