Pain is no good anywhere.

Fortunately, you can prevent most pain by taking some steps. We have found that FOOT PAIN is one of the most common sources of irritation for athletes and the general public. If you focus on keeping your feet strong, you can lessen soreness and feel strong in general. Some exercises will increase your range of motion in your feet to improve your flexibility and reduce pain.

Keep reading to learn more about some of our favorite foot exercises to keep your feet limber and healthy. 

Mobility Exercises

1. Toe Raise, Point, & Curl

To do this exercise:

  • Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor
  • Keep your toes on the floor
  • Raise your heels
  • Hold at the top for 5 seconds, lower
  • Now, raise your heel, point your toes
  • Hold at the top for 5 seconds, lower
  • Now, raise your heel, curl your toes inward
  • Hold at the top for 5 seconds, lower
  • Repeat cycle 10 times

2. Big Toe Stretch

To do this exercise:

  • Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor
  • Put your right foot on your left thigh
  • Use your fingers to stretch your big toe up, down, and side to side
  • Repeat 10 times, then switch feet

Strengthening Exercises

3. Toe Splay

To do this exercise:

  • Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor
  • Spread your toes, hold for 5 seconds, relax
  • Repeat 10 times

4. Toe Curls

To do this exercise:

  • Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor
  • Lay a hand towel on the floor in front of you
  • Try to gather the towel up by squeezing your toes on it
  • Repeat this 5 times, switch and do the opposite side

5. Marble Pickup

To do this exercise:

  • Sit in a chair, feet flat on the floor
  • Place two bowls in front of you on the ground - one empty, the other with 20 marbles in it
  • Use your toes to pick up and move the marbles from one bowl to the other
  • Repeat for the other foot

Take Care of Your Foot Pain Today with Trained Medical Staff

Foot pain and any pain can make all sorts of exercise difficult, even walking. When pain in your feet gets rough, you may begin to walk awkwardly, making the problem worse. To ease your discomfort, try doing the exercises above. If you still feel pain, consider calling the medical professionals at True Motion Spine & Sport. We have seen all sorts of foot injuries and can help you find the end of your pain today.