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Stephan J. LaPointe, DPM, PhD, FACFAS

Effective Exercises for Arch Pain Relief

Tuesday, 12 March 2024 00:00

Arch pain can be a discomforting ailment that affects many individuals, particularly those who spend long hours on their feet or engage in high-impact activities. Fortunately, several exercises can help alleviate arch pain and promote foot health. One beneficial exercise is the towel scrunch, where you place a towel on the floor and use your toes to scrunch it toward you, strengthening the muscles in the arch of your foot. Another effective exercise is the toe spread, which is done by spreading your toes as far apart as possible and holding them for a few seconds before releasing them. This is helpful to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the foot. Additionally, performing calf stretches can help alleviate tension in the Achilles tendon, which can contribute to arch pain. Finally, incorporating exercises that focus on improving overall foot and ankle strength and flexibility, such as ankle circles and calf raises, can provide further relief. If you have pain in the arch of your foot, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can guide you toward additional specific stretches for relief.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Dr. Stephan J. LaPointe from Georgia Foot & Ankle Specialists . Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with Our doctor to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Rome, GA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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