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Tuesday, 19 December 2023 00:00

Exercises Can Help With Big Toe Arthritis

Exercises can play an important role in managing arthritis in the big toe by enhancing range of motion and strength. Stretching and strengthening exercises contribute to increased flexibility, reduced stiffness, and improved joint function. Depending on the severity of arthritis, individuals may initially need to focus on shorter and gentler exercises before progressing to longer and more intense routines. A basic stretching exercise, such as toe pulls, involves gently pulling the big toe forward and flexing it down toward the sole, and holding it for 10 to 20 seconds. This can help to promote mobility in the big toe joints and maintaining a normal walking pattern. To build strength in the big toe, the towel curl exercise involves curling and spreading the toes while sitting, with an option to increase intensity by performing it while standing. Additionally, the toe press, point, and curl exercise engages the entire foot, enhancing mobility, strength, and balance through cycling between toe pressing, pointing, and curling movements, holding each position for five seconds. Incorporating these exercises into a daily routine can contribute to reducing stiffness, minimizing the risk of injury, and improving the overall function of the big toe joint. For additional help managing arthritis in the big toe, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist.

Exercising your feet regularly with the proper foot wear is a great way to prevent injuries and build strength. If you have any concerns about your feet, contact Kent Stahl, DPM from Texas. our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important, and we often forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate enough to not have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rises, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, and flexing the toes. It is best to speak with our doctor to determine an appropriate regimen for your needs. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different, and the activities required to maintain strength in the feet vary from individual to individual. 

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

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

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