We are all aware of the fact that our bones are connected to one another in the body, and thus, the pain in one area may lead to issues in others as well. For instance, the pain which originates in the foot actually causes pain in the leg.
There is more than twenty-five cause of the pain in the feet, such as athlete’s foot, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, overlapping toes, corns, arthritis and bunions and all of them can cause some discomfort.
The feet are connected to many things and they are the source of overall health, according to Chinese reflexology. There are also many detox foot baths and they are the best place where the body toxins can be flushed out through the feet.
Here are some stretches you can do for easing foot pain.
1. Raising your toes
For some people, raising the toes up can be a hard thing to do. However, try raising them while in a standing position. Raise all your toes at the same height. Repeat this severally for both your feet.
2. Lifting your toes
For this exercise, you raise all your toes up and bring down your big toe. Remember to keep your other toes raised. If lowering your big toe proves challenging, then try with your pinky toe and repeat it five times.
3. Pulling the toes back with your fingers
In a sitting position and your toes pointing upwards, lean forward and reach them with your fingers. Proceed to pull them back gently for a few times. If doing it for both legs at the same time proves difficult, do one foot at a time.
4. Rocking out
This exercise involves shifting your body while standing. Start by shifting it to the out parts of your feet and then move to the inner parts. You should repeat this exercise ten times for each of the sides.
5. Stretching your ankle
Use an exercise ball for this ankle stretch. Hook one foot on the ball and press your toe towards the floor. You will definitely feel this stretch and should repeat it about ten times. Remember to hook the ball around the leg of your chair.
6. Using a tennis ball
Place a tennis ball under your feet and roll it gently. Repeat for each foot. After the exercise, your feet should lean upwards, and your toes face downwards. You will feel an instant relaxation after this exercise.
Your feet do most of the work, and so you should take care of them. These simple stretches are sure to provide you with the relaxation you need for a healthier body.
There other tips that can help restore your balance and health in addition to the stretches. For example, immersing your feet in Epsom salt will increase magnesium intake and detoxify them.
Always wear proper footwear that will not constrict your toes and which fit the width of your foot. Mesh and leather shoes with appropriate arch support will be good for your feet and overall health.