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Stretching the Feet in the Morning

It is common for some individuals to wake up in the morning with some degree of foot pain. This can be significantly annoying for those who experience morning foot pain or soreness. There are several things that an individual might consider to address morning foot pain. For example, they might perform certain foot stretches to combat this pain. By performing certain gentle stretches in the morning, a patient may be able to potentially alleviate soreness, aches, and even moderate foot pain. These stretches can target different parts of the foot, such as the ankle, heel, arch, and toes. If you are someone that is prone to developing foot pain in the morning time, then it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to address these issues. 

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with Dr. David Ungar from Personal Foot Care. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Stretching the Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits. From increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief, be sure to give your feet a stretch from time to time. This is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone experiencing foot pain or is on their feet constantly should also engage in this practice.

Great ways to stretch your feet:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pull your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

Individuals who tend to their feet by regular stretching every day should be able to minimize foot pain and prevent new problems from arising.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Farmington, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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