February 21, 2017

Stretching Away The Foot Pain

There is nothing that makes a person feel more handicapped than the inability to walk due to pain. Pain in the foot, be it in the heel or the arch, can affect your lifestyle in a major way. The pain is caused in plantar fascia ligament, which is present at the calf, from the arch to the heel.

foot pain

The main cause of this pain could be an accident, inflammation due to heavy workout, arthritis, or simply old age. While the pain can be terrible, many people don’t realize that it can be healed in few simple ways, without paying to any expensive physiotherapies or physicians.

 

3 SIMPLE STRETCHES TO RELIEVE YOU WITH THE FOOT PAIN

Nothing will ever work for the main in the muscles as stretching them away. Here is a list of three extremely simple foot stretches, which you can do at your home without any equipment which will completely let go of your foot pain, and walking will be as easy as before.

  1. THE WALL AND THE CALF STRETCH
    You’re gonna need one thing in this stretch – a wall. Stand at an arm’s distance from the wall. Put your right leg a few inches away from the wall, and your left leg further at the back, kind of making a V shape. Touch the wall with the palms, keep your feet straight, and bend inwards. Remember to keep the right leg at 90 degrees from the knee while bending, and the left leg completely straight. Bend it for 20 seconds. Reverse the process by keeping the right leg at the front and left at the back. Do at least 3 sets of each.The target is the gastrocnemius muscle present at the calves. It will stretch up the muscle and will help to heal the pain efficiently. Remember not to hold the bend for too long.
  2. THE BALL AND THE ARCH STRETCH
    You can either do this one with a tennis ball or a water bottle. Sit on a comfortable chair. Put a ball or a bottle beneath your feet, just below the arch. And now, slowly move the ball with the feet. Do it for one minute. And then do it again with the other foot. It may cause a little pain in the beginning, but it will be totally worth it. This stretch works on your plantar fascia ligament and heals the foot wondrously.
  3. THE FINGERS AND THE TOES STRETCH
    This one you do it with your own hands. You either lie on a bed or sit in a comfortable chair. It is done in many ways. First, you simply stretch the toe thumb gently for few minutes of both the legs. Next, you put all your left-hand fingers between the toes of your right leg alternatively. Stretch it out and the difference will come. Lastly, stretch only the thumb and the little toe with both your hands.All these stretches directly hit the plantar fascia and help you ease the walk.
    Conclusion
    It is true that all these stretches will work miraculously on the foot pain. But you should never hurry things up. The process is going to be slow, that is how it will be effective. Take certain precautions so that you don’t further damage yourself. Most importantly, maintain a healthy diet so that the stretches can do their work and get all the energy needed. Most importantly, do not break the consistency.

Bio: Hi there ! I’m Anna Smith, chief editor at Healthankering. I’m a proud mother of three passionate about health tips, beauty and ways to live healthier with more energy ! We start Healthankering to provide advanced material about not only the best ways to get healthy, but also to entertain and create a great community.

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