If you suffer from back, hip or knee pain, you probably have tried methods of getting relief. You might have tried many medication like Ibuprofen or painkillers like Tylenol, but you might be able to get some relief simply by performing exercises that work those muscles and are intended to stretch out the ligaments.
Here are 5 foot exercises that will improve your balance, help prevent pain and strengthen your feet:
1.Ankle Circular Motion
One of the exercises that can give you great flexibility and help you relieve pain in your back, hips and knees is the ankle circular rotation.
Ankles that are tight and have the blood restricted to the area can cause areas like the back, knees and hips to compensate for the tight ankles. Performing these exercises might relieve muscle and joint pain not only in the knees, back and hips, but also in other parts of the body.
2.Toe presses – stand and bend your knees slightly also bending the toes to grip the floor below. Hold in this position for 3 seconds, and then release. Continue with this exercise for couple of minutes and you’ll start to feel relief in your muscles.
3.Walking on your toes – such walk for couple of seconds and then relaxing the pads, repeating the exercises again can be an excellent way to relax your muscles throughout the body.
4.Flex small muscles of the foot – you’ll need a scarf or a squash for this exercise to give you resistance, and you’ll also need a piece of furniture which you will use like a bedpost in order to connect to. Sit flat on the floor, connect the scarf to the bedpost and around your foot, leaving slack. Then lift your foot pulling against the scarf so that your muscles are flexed. Hold in this position for 10 seconds and then relax repeating the exercise for 4-5 times.
5.Toe Pencil Pickups
This is an easy exercise. All you need to do this exercise is to be barefoot and have a pencil or pen. Place the pencil or pen on the floor and stand in front of it. Pick it up with your toes and hold it up for ten seconds and then drop it. Repeat this exercise until you feel your pain beginning to decrease.