YES, these 5 (simple, but extremely effective) foot exercises can help you relieve back, hip and knee pain – in just few minutes. Sounds amazing, right? Well, yes it is. And, it’s very simple – you just have to take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
But first, you should know that our feet are a very important part of our bodies, even though we are often unaware of this. Well, this actually means that any time we’re doing any type of physical activity, they are the hardest working body part. Yes, our feet back every movement. The experts say that you should take a really good care of your feet, because the right methods can help you prevent against back, hip and knee pain.
A simple question – did you know that Acupressure has been a part of the ancient Chinese medicine for more than 5,000 years? And, the right answer is YES! According to the acupuncture experts, by putting a good amount of pressure on certain points on the body it can help you relieve stress, stimulate the function of different organs and treats some health conditions. It works the same way as acupuncture, but here we use our fingertips instead of needles. Just take a look at the article below and find out more about these effective techniques. As we said, the following five exercises will help you prevent back, hip and knee pain in just few minutes. It will also strengthen your feet and improve your balance as well.
Note: these 5 exercises are very simple and easy to make. You just have to follow the simple instructions. Here’s what you need to do:
- Toe Presses
Have you ever tried this exercise? Well, if you haven’t, you should know that this exercise is very simple and easy to do. You just have to follow the simple instructions. First, you need to warm up your leg muscles before starting any exercise. A great way to warm up and relax your feet is toe presses. It’s very simple – while standing, slightly bend your knees then grip the floor with your toes. Hold in that position and count to three. Repeat this exercise three times a day doing 10 sets each time. And trust me – you’ll be amazed by the results.
- Toe Walking
The best thing about toe walking is that this exercise can be done by anyone! And the answer is no, you don’t have to be a ballerina. Toe walking strengthens the toe muscles, the muscles around the balls of your feet, and ligaments. Here’s what you need to do – you just have to stand on your tiptoes and move forward for 20 seconds. Then rest 10-15 seconds and walk again 5 more times. For better outcome, do it twice a day. Try it and maybe you’ll become ballerina – who knows.
- Ankle circles
First of all, you should know that the ankle’s mobility and flexibility are also very important for you and your feet? Well, yes, of course. Be careful, because the overload of the body is a reason for tight and restricted ankle, which results in muscle and joint pain. Also, back, hip, and knee pain can be caused by tight muscles. This exercise is very simple and easy to make – first, you need to lie on the back and extend one leg overhead. Then, you need to rotate clockwise the ankle of the extended leg and count to 10. Switch legs and make a repetition with your other leg. You should do this exercise every day and get ready to be amazed!
- Resisted Flexion
According to the experts, the target of this exercise are the small foot muscles, which have a responsibility to maintain balance. The best thing about this exercise is that it can help you tighten your muscles and prevent the injuries. This exercise is very simple and easy to make – first, you need to sit on the floor, straighten the feet in front of you and wrap an exercise band around the bedpost. Then, put the band on the top of your feet and lean backward in order to tighten the band. Then, you need to band the foot backward and keep this position for 5 seconds. Make a break, and repeat 10 times more.
- Toe Pencil Pickups
Toe pencil pickups – you’ve probably tried this one before, right? It’s simple, but extremely effective and beneficial exercise. You just have to put a pencil on the floor and lift it off the floor. Keep it for 10 seconds then you can release it. You need to make 5 repetitions for both feet.
And, one last thing – if you suffer from persistent back, knee or hip pain or extreme balance or posture problems, then you should consult with your doctor before trying out any the exercises mentioned above. Or if these exercises are too strenuous for you then why not try applying pressure to different parts of your feet to relieve back pain! And, don’t forget to check out the following video for a step by step guide on how to do these exercises! Ladies and gentlemen, now you know just how important your feet are and that achy back or sore hip can be easily remedied within a matter of seconds. So, you should definitely try one, two or even all of the exercises and watch your balance, posture, and pain improve! We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t hesitate to click the share button at the end of the article. Thank you and have a good one.