According to Dr. Howard Osterman, AMPA spokesperson, feet are the most neglected part of the body and many foot injuries occur because of overuse without the proper support. With the right amount of exercise of the feet, strength can be built and injury and be reduced. Osterman recommends trying to pick up a towel or marbles with the toes and standing on one foot for ten seconds to build arch strength. “Every exerciser is worried about the position of their ankles, knees, and hips, but so much of that stability starts at the foot,” Osterman advises.
Exercising your feet regularly is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle care. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle needs.
Exercise for Your Feet
Exercise for your feet can help you to 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 often we 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 not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.
Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.
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 office located in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.