The Benefits of Foot and Ankle Stretching
Mardi Gras may have been cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be stretching your legs and feet. This time of year is a great time to think about stretching, especially if you’re walking the parade route with your krewe. However, even though there are no parades, stretching is still great for your foot health. If you are someone that deals with frequent foot pain, stretching can be a great asset to add to your normal routine. If you would like to learn more about beneficial stretches that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life, check out our stretching blog.
The feet are the base and foundation of your body, they make it possible for you to stand, exercise, and function. They are an integral part of your everyday activities and are also associated with improved cardiovascular health and circulation along with other benefits.
If you are dealing with foot pain light walks and stretching can get your feet in motion and activate the muscles within your feet. These exercises can also help keep your feet flexible and limber, helping you avoid injury in the future. This becomes increasingly more important as you get older, because age can often limit activity and reduce mobility.
Listen to your body, if actions hurt that could mean that you’re pushing the muscles too far. Take your time when you stretch to ensure that your feet are getting the attention and time that they need. These things can greatly improve not just your foot health, but overall health as well. Ensuring that you get some exercise daily can reduce your risk of future injury while also having a positive affect on your emotional health as well.
Stretching exercise can greatly improve your foot health, especially if you deal with foot pain. We have some great, simple stretching that you can incorporate into your routine on our blog. If you are concerned about the pain you are feeling, please contact us to set up an appointment!