Believe or not, the entire weight of your body is supported by your feet that contain just 26 small bones. Most of us don’t appreciate this nor the amount of strain and stress they are put under daily through the thousands of steps we each take. That’s why due to the amount of strain they are put under and as they become weaker over time it’s vitally important to strengthen your feet. If you fail to pay attention to your feet you will find that they will become weaker quicker than they would’ve before and that you’ll start to lack flexibility in your feet which will start to cause you pain over time.
It’s important to strengthen your feet, even before you start ageing. The more strength you have in your foot the less strain that your feet are going to take when you’re walking, running or even climbing. That’s why you’ll notice that those of us who are keen athletes, marathon runners wouldn’t be able to achieve the feats they have without having paid close attention to the strength of their feet.
Neglecting looking after your feet can not only cause you foot-related issues in future, but you can also start to experience issues with your ankle, knee, legs and spine. After all, it is solely your feet that support all of these and so if they don’t get the support they need they’re eventually going to start to suffer.
So now you know the importance of strengthening your feet, how do you go about improving the strength in them? Well, there are different types of stretches you can undertake in order to progressively build up your foot strength, which include:-
- Calf stretch
- Achilles tendon stretch
- Plantar heel stretch
- Gentle foot and ankle stretch
- Seated point and flex
- Standing toe circuit
If you want to know more about how you can look after your physical health and in particular your feet feel free to get in touch. I’m an experienced and qualified foot practitioner who has helped people from all walks of life improve their physical health. My name is Teena Chaggar and I’m a foot health practitioner available in the areas of Birmingham and Solihull. You can get in touch with me by calling 07415 408415 or by sending me a facebook message.