• Stretching the Toe Flexors

    on Jun 7th, 2019

The muscles that flex the toes are referred to as foot flexors. When this part of the foot is properly stretched, conditions that include Achilles tendinitis and shin splints may be prevented. To stretch the muscles of the big toe, hold your heel with one hand while gripping your big toe with the other hand. Gently pull the big toe back toward the ankle and hold for several seconds. Additionally, if you want to stretch the toe flexors, there is a simple and effective stretch that can accomplish this. While in a seated position, place a rolled towel under your toes and hold upwards with both hands. Slowly pull the towel up so a gentle stretch is felt in the toes. For additional information about how to stretch the feet, please consult with a podiatrist who can properly guide you.

Why Stretching is Important for Your Feet

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with Dr. Adam Resnikoff from Third Avenue Podiatry and Foot Surgery Center. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Stretching the Feet

Stretching the muscles in the foot is an important part in any physical activity. Feet that are tight can lead to less flexibility and make you more prone to injury. One of the most common forms of foot pain, plantar fasciitis, can be stretched out to help ease the pain. Stretching can not only ease pain from plantar fasciitis but also prevent it as well. However, it is important to see a podiatrist first to determine if stretching is right for you. Podiatrists can also recommend other ways to stretch your feet. Once you know whether stretching is right for you, here are some excellent stretches you can do.

It is best to go easy when first stretching your foot and work your way up. If your foot starts hurting, stop exercising to ice and rest the foot. It is advised that you then see a podiatrist for help.

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

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