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Stretching the Feet Before a Workout

Before an individual begins their exercise routine, they may briefly stretch their neck, arms, and legs. It is undoubtedly important to ensure that these body parts are loose and limber. However, stretching out the feet before an exercise routine is just as important. This is because foot pain, injuries, and afflictions developed from not stretching can make it difficult to continue working out the next day. If an individual properly stretches or warms up their feet before a workout, other parts of the body may benefit. For example, depending on the stretch, the calves, hamstrings, and shins might benefit from foot stretches. Before a workout, you might consider performing the tiptoe walk. This stretch can be performed by standing on your tiptoes and walking on an exercise mat for about thirty seconds or so. Some individuals who perform this pre-workout stretch might notice increased ankle stability. When stretching, it is always important to listen to your body and never push or strain your body. If you are someone who works out frequently and has always neglected stretching the feet, contact a podiatrist. They will be able to help you with more information about stretching your feet.

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 Crosstown Podiatry. 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 Wayne, Montclair, and Randolph, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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