Our feet bear the heaviest burden, especially when it comes to physical activities. They support our movements, so they often need extra care, in order to avoid pain in the hips, knees, or back.

 

 

Acupressure is a 5-millenia old therapy, which is an exceptionally important part of the Asian, Chinese medicine particularly. It is performed via precise finger placement and pressure over particular body areas, or points.

The points follow certain channels, known as meridians, and the same are treated in the case of acupuncture.

 

 

Therefore, these 5 simple exercises shall help you improve the balance, strengthen the feet, and soothe pain:

1.Toe press

Before you exercise, ensure that your legs are warmed up properly. Toe presses are really useful for this purpose. In the standing position, bend the knees a bit to grip the floor with the toes. Hold in this position to and count to 3. Repeat this three times daily, in 10 sets.

 

 

2.Toe Pencil Pickups

This is an easy exercise. Place a pencil on the floor, and lift it off, hold for 10 seconds, and release it. Duplicate the exercise 5 times for both feet.

 

3.Toe walking

To be able to strengthen the toe muscles, the ligaments, and the muscles surrounding the balls of your feet, you should try the toe walk. Just stay on the tiptoes and move forward for 20 seconds, Rest for 15 seconds, and repeat five more times. For best results, do this twice a day.

 

 

4.Resisted Flexion

This simple exercise focuses on the tiny muscles in the feet, which are in charge of balance. It’ll tighten up the muscles and prevent injuries.

While sitting on to the floor, straighten your feet in the front and wrap a fitness band around the bedpost. Then, place the band on the top of your feet, and lean backward to tighten it. Then, with the foot bent backward, hold for 5 seconds, rest a bit, and make 10 repetitions.

 

 

5.Ankle circles

The proper mobility and overall flexibility of the ankles are of high importance. Tight and restricted ankles are caused by an overload of your body, resulting in muscle and joint pain, as well as hip, knee, and back pain.

 

While resting on the back, extend the leg over the head, and rotate it clockwise. Count up to 10, and do it again with the other leg as well.

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Our feet bear the heaviest burden, especially when it comes to physical activities. They support our movements, so they often need extra care, in order to avoid pain in the hips, knees, or back.     Acupressure is a 5-millenia old therapy, which is an exceptionally important part of the Asian, Chinese...