We are all aware of the fact that our bones are connected to one another in the body, and thus, the pain in one area may lead to issues in others as well. For instance, the pain which originates in the foot actually causes pain in the leg.
There are numerous reasons, over 25, for the pain felt in the feet, like bunions, corns, heel spurs, arthritis, athlete’s foot, overlapping toes, and ingrown toenails, and all of them lead to some kind of discomfort.
The feet are connected to numerous points in the body, which is the basis of the Chinese reflexology as well, which is old for millennia, and suggests that the feet are the source of the entire health of the body.
Due to that, there are numerous detox foot baths which are based on the claims that the feet are the perfect place for elimination of toxins. In order to relieve foot pain, you can try some effective natural alternatives, and stretches are one of the best of them, and can be done in 5 minutes.
The Toe Raise
Elevate your toes while standing on the feet. Lift the pinky toe at the same height as the big toe and repeat 5 times with both feet.
While in the same position, lower just the big toe, while the others are still up. If you can’t press it down, press the pinky toe down instead, and repeat 5 times with each foot.
Toes and Fingers
In a sitting position, with the legs in front, and the toes pointing upwards. Then, lean forward, and with the fingers pull the toes back gently. If you cannot perform this with both feet, you should do it with one foot at a time.
Tennis Ball Rub
You should step onto a tennis ball, roll it under the feet, while pressing a little bit. Repeat with the other foot. In the end, tilt the foot in order to make your toes point toward your knee, and stretch the toes in order to point downwards.
In a standing position, rock your body weight to the outside of your foot, and lift the weight off the inside. Rock inward while your weight remains resting on the outside. Repeat 10 times with each foot.
Loop a stretchy exercise ball around a table or a chair leg, and hook the foot through it, in order to make the foot rest against the band. Next, press the toes toward to floor, and stretch. Repeat 15 times.
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