Despite the fact that our feet are very important part of our body, often many people neglect that or are not aware. If you are performing any physical activity, your feet undoubtedly are most hard working body part as are included in almost each move,
By taking proper care of your feet, you actually help in the prevention of back, hip and knee pain.
Acupressure is part of the ancient Chinese medicine longer than 5,000 years. By applying pressure on certain points of your body, you can feel relieving of stress, but also acupressure can stimulate the function of different organs and treat health conditions. This method works on the same way as acupuncture, but instead needles professionals utilize the fingertips.
THE FOLLOWING 5 EXERCISES WILL HELP PREVENT PAIN, STRENGTHEN YOUR FEET, AND IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE.
- Toe Presses
Before starting any exercise it is extremely important to warm up your leg muscles. Toe presses is great way to warm up and relax your feet. So, while you are standing, slightly bend your knees and then grip the floor with your toes. You should hold that position and count to three. It is recommended to repeat this exercise three times a day and do 10 sets each time.
- Toe Walking
Every person can do this, not necessarily the ballerinas. Toe walking has the ability to strengthen your toe muscles, the muscles around the balls of your feet and also the ligaments. All you need to do is to stand on your tiptoes and then move forward for 20 seconds. After that you need to rest 10-15 seconds and walk again 5 more times. In order to achieve better results, repeat twice a day.
- Ankle circles
Mobility and flexibility of the ankles is very important. Experts explain that most commonly the overload of the body is a reason for tight and restricted ankle, and the final result is muscle and joint pain. Moreover, tight muscles may cause back, hip, and knee pain.
First lie on the back and extend one leg overhead. After that, rotate clockwise your ankle of the extended leg and count to 10. Next switch legs and repeat the same procedure with the other leg.
- Resisted Flexion
With this exercise you will activate the small foot muscles, which are responsible for maintaining balance of your body.
With the help of this exercise you can tighten your muscles and prevent possible injuries.
First sit on the floor, straighten the feet in front of you and wrap an exercise band around the bedpost. After that you need to put the band on the top of your feet and lean backward in order to tighten the band.
Finally, you should band the foot backward and keep this position for 5 seconds. Make a break, and repeat 10 times more.
- Toe Pencil Pickups
This exercise is super simple and easy. All you need to do is to place a pencil on the floor and lift it off the floor. It is advisable to keep it for 10 seconds then you can release it. Make 5 repetitions with each foot.