Foot pain is common among people of all ages. It happens naturally because of how much standing we do. The more hours we are on our feet per day, the more likely we are to experience foot pain. Here are five simple exercises to give your aching feet some relief.
Ball Roll For Arch And Heel Pain
Take a small hard ball, like a tennis or golf ball, and roll it under the ball of your foot. Do this, applying light to medium pressure, for around two minutes on each foot. Rolling a ball under your feet will help to ease cramps, arch pain, and heel pain.
Calf Raises For Heel Pain
Stand in front of a wall with your feet a few inches apart. Your hands should rest on the wall lightly. Now lift your heels as high as possible. Hold there for a few seconds before slowly lowering your heels to the floor. This exercise is great for heel pain.
Calf Stretches For Plantar Fasciitis
Stretching your calves is an excellent method of treating plantar fasciitis, a common cause of heel pain. Place the ball of one foot against the wall with your heel firmly planted on the ground. Lean into the wall and hold there for about 15 seconds. Repeat with the other foot.
Point Your Toes For Overall Muscle Relief
To ease overall foot pain, lift your feet and roll your ankles so that your toes point away from you. Firmly flex both feet and hold them there for a few seconds. Do this several times to stretch the muscles in your feet and provide relief through improved blood circulation.
Sitting Down Stretch For Long-Term Pain Relief
Sit down and cross your right leg so that your ankle is resting on your left thigh. Grab your toes and stretch them back toward your shin. Repeat with other foot. Research says this exercise performed thrice daily will leave you with little to no foot pain after six months.