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Our Warren, MI, Podiatrist Asks – How Fit Are Your Feet?

Foot Strengthening Exercises You Can Do at Home

When it comes to exercise, most people focus on training their upper and lower body but often overlook strength training for their feet. However, the strength and stability of your foot are necessary for proper foot function. After all, having strong feet provides the foundation for your entire core – and a strong, stable core can help reduce or prevent pain in other parts of your body.

Our Warren, MI, podiatrist suggests you follow your own at-home foot-strengthening regimen, with some of the exercises described below:

Strengthen Your Arches

In your bare feet, try raising up on your toes and walking around while on the balls of your feet. This type of activity also promotes greater balance and stability. You may find it helpful to initially use a wall or chair for balance, or build up your strength more slowly with repetitive heel lifts. You can also alternate this exercise by walking on your heels for additional stretching.

Try This Simple Toe Exercise

Drop a pencil on the floor and use your toes to pick it up. This exercise can be performed standing or seated in a chair. As your toes curl around the pencil, hold for several seconds, and then repeat 10-12 times. Can’t find a pen or pencil? Try using a small towel or washcloth instead.

Build Your Ankle Strength, Too

Your ability to achieve and maintain good balance goes a long way in preventing injury to your foot or other parts of your body. An exercise like leg swings can help strengthen your ankles and promote overall balance. To perform leg swings, stand on one leg and swing the other leg forward and backward 10-12 times. Before switching to the other leg, swing the same leg to the left and right, out in front of your positioned leg. Repeat this set on your opposite leg, and continue alternating between left and right legs

Our Warren, MI, Podiatrist Says Proper Foot Function Promotes Overall Fitness

It is important to begin your foot strengthening exercises slowly. Diving too quickly into any new exercise routine can cause the strain or injury you are working hard to avoid. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our podiatrist, contact us today!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Stop Feet Pain Fast Institute, with convenient podiatry offices located in Troy and Warren, MI, by calling 248.362.3338 to reach our Troy office or 586.751.3338 to reach our Warren office or by clicking here.

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Our Troy Podiatry Office

230 W. Maple Road
Troy, MI 48084

Phone: 248.362.3338

Hours:
Monday 8am-3pm
Wednesday 9am-6pm
Friday 8am-12pm

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3272 Twelve Mile Rd #101
Warren, MI 48092

Phone: 586.751.3338

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Tuesday 8am-3pm
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