STRETCHES FOR HEALTHY FEET

With over 7000 nerve endings, 100 muscles, and 30 joints, each of your feet is truly a powerhouse playing a vital role in keeping you healthy and free of injury!

Try these easy exercises while watching your favorite show, reading a book, or working at your desk for pain relief and prevention.

TOE CURLS

This stretch brings circulation into the toes, helping to relieve swelling and tightness.

Sit down with your legs straight out in front of you, with your feet relaxed. Scrunch up your toes as tight as you can and hold for a count of 3. Then release and relax them.

Repeat 5 times.

TOE SPREAD

This stretch releases tension from between the toes.

Start with your legs straight out in front of you with your feet relaxed. Flex your feet, then spread your toes as wide as you can, hold for 3 seconds. Relax your toes and feet completely.

Repeat 5 times.

CALF RAISE

This exercise improves ankle stability, overall balance, and stretching the plantar muscles of the foot.

Begin by standing. Raise up onto the balls of your feet, or even your toes, keeping your back straight. Hold for 20 seconds, then slowly lower back down.

Repeat 10 times

Optional: hold on to a wall for balance.

STANDING TOE CURL

This stretches the tops of the feet and toes for foot pain relief.

Stand on an exercise mat. Pick up your right foot and curl the toes. Then, place the tops of your toes onto the mat. Gently apply pressure and hold for 20 seconds, feeling the stretch through the tops of your toes.

Switch feet. Repeat for 20 seconds.

FOOT PRAYER

This exercise relieves tightness in the outer foot and ankle.

Begin seated with your legs straight out in front of you and the feet flexed. Rotate your feet inward and bring the soles of your feet together to touch. Hold for 3 seconds, then release, turning the soles of your feet forward again.

Repeat 10 times.

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