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Stretches That May Help to Relieve Bunions

A bunion is considered to be a bone deformity, and develops on the outside of the big toe. It can gradually form as a result of wearing shoes that do not have adequate room for the toes to move freely in. Patients may experience difficulty balancing and the foot can become unstable. The big toe may be realigned when specific stretches are performed. These can include picking up an object with your toes, which may help to strengthen the arch, in addition to activating the muscles on the bottom of the big toe. Effective stretches can include lifting your toes and keeping the heel grounded while sitting on a chair. If you would like more information about how stretches can diminish the pain and discomfort from bunions, please consult with a podiatrist.

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with Moody Mankerious, DPM from Fusion Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Stretching the Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits. From increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief, be sure to give your feet a stretch from time to time. This is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone experiencing foot pain or is on their feet constantly should also engage in this practice.

Great ways to stretch your feet:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pull your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

Individuals who tend to their feet by regular stretching every day should be able to minimize foot pain and prevent new problems from arising.

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

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