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Two Groups of Foot Muscles

Tuesday, 17 January 2023 00:00

There are many people who are persistent in exercising the muscles in their body, but may neglect their feet. The feet are the foundation of the body, and it is important to properly stretch them to help maintain adequate strength. There are two groups of muscles that are in each foot. The muscles that control the shape of the arch fall into the intrinsic foot muscles and are smaller than the global lower limb muscles. The ankle is moved and flexed by using this group of muscles, and exercising the entire foot can benefit the overall body. There is a specific foot stretch that is referred to as the short foot exercise, which is done by contracting the intrinsic muscles. The benefits of performing this exercise can increase when done while barefoot. The toes can become stronger when a toe splay is frequently practiced. This is accomplished by standing on the floor, and placing the toes apart as wide as possible. This can be repeated several times, after holding for eight seconds. There are numerous benefits of exercising the feet, and if you would like more information on effective stretches, please consult with a podiatrist.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Gregory Rorick, DPM from Rorick Podiatry, PC. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you 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 we often 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 enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctor to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

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 New York Mills, Utica, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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