According to Jenn Sharp of The Starphoenix, not everyone stretches, and the results of stretching are not always immediately seen. Jenn states that stability of the core muscles in the body is important because the core absorbs the shock the body encounters during physical activity.
Brad Spokes of Zone Sports Physiotherapy said "this can be anything from running on different types of terrain to mixing up cross training activities on your days off from running.” Spokes also adds that developing the core muscles will allow runners to see an improvement in their performance and to reduce the risk of injuries.
Unfortunately, many people don’t take the time to stretch their feet properly. If you would like to learn more about stretching your lower extremities, see podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jiménez will explain to you the numerous benefits stretching can have on the health of your feet and show you some useful techniques.
Giving Your Feet the Stretch They Need
Foot pain is very common for people. Our feet carry the entire weight of the human body all day and can be easily strained from overexertion. The feet can receive cramping which can be from any number causes. Pain in the feet can be alleviated without medication and or doctor visits.
How stretching helps:
Stretching relaxes the feet and eases pain whenever performed. It is important to perform stretching slowly and gradually with no force. Stretching should only be held for several seconds, and then relaxed.
Tips to Perfuming the Perfect Stretch:
Sit and cross one leg over the other by pulling the toes carefully back without overextending. Start by resting the left ankle on the right knee. With the left hand, gently flex the left foot by pulling back on the toes. Do not pull too hard, just hard enough to feel the stretch in the arch of the foot. Then point the toes of the left foot as far as you can. Rotate the motion of pointing with pulling back on the toes.
The stretch should be performed 10 to 20 times, bringing immediate relief.
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