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By Dr. Michael Stein
August 28, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Athletes looking to run faster, jump higher, and become more agile should focus on strengthening the body from the ground up through instability training. This can involve the use of rubber bands, mini-trams, and balance boards to work all areas of the feet, ankles and lower legs as well as the knees, hips, and back.

Examples of exercises include: standing on one foot at a time on a mini-trampoline for 15 to 30 seconds, changing positions on the tram or boards, and moving the foot up and down, side to side and in and out with rubber bands or tubing to strengthen the lower leg muscles.  

There are various methods to help you exercise your feet. Speak to Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay if you would like to learn about other activities that will exercise the feet. Dr. Stein will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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A heavy door from the Millennium Falcon set fell and landed on Harrison Ford’s foot during filming for the new Star Wars movie recently. The actor’s foot ended up being broken and shooting for the film had to be rescheduled so that he could get it cared for by a doctor.

 

Paparazzi frequently found opportunities to photograph Ford walking around with a large cast on after the incident. However, he was recently seen with a small bandage on his foot instead of the cast, which is a sure sign the injury is healing. Disney plans to release Star Wars: Episode VII in December 2015.

 

Working on your feet can sometimes result in accidental or stress-induced injuries. If your foot or ankle is injured, see podiatrist Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay. Dr. Stein will treat your podiatric needs.

 

Working on Your Feet

 

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

 

Positive Changes

 

Negative Heeled Shoe – Choosing this shoe places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

 

Go Barefoot – Our feet were not designed to be enclosed for hours, or all day. Try allowing yourself to expose your feet to air.

 

Eliminate Pain

 

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

 

Achilles Tendon – Stretching the foot out flat on the floor, will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

 

Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.

 

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in San Leandro, Pleasanton, and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

http://media4.onsugar.com/files/2013/06/11/769/n/1922729/99ef893129012a99_feet-sneakers.xxxlarge.jpgA busy and active lifestyle can cause a lot of stress not only to your mind but also to your feet. According to Lizzie Fuhr of Popsugar Fitness, when the feet endure excessive amounts of stress being put on them, tissues can tear causing swelling and irritation. Fuhr suggests a firm routine of stretching exercises will relieve stress especially around the plantar fascia.   

Although it is important to get adequate exercisefor your feet and ankles, you should be aware of proper exercise techniques before you embark on a new program. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay can provide exercise recommendations that allow you to gain strength in your feet and ankles while avoiding foot pain or foot injuries.

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 contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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