Did you know that approximately 75% of Americans have experienced foot pain? Even those of us who are very health conscious can forget to give our feet the attention they deserve. Often, feet are ignored until they start to cause pain or discomfort.
As most of us know, wearing properly fitted and supportive footwear is crucial for keeping your feet feeling great. However, there are also some simple exercises and stretches you can do to help keep your feet healthy & strong, while preventing common foot pain.
Drop a pencil on the floor and use your toes to grip and lift it off the floor. Hold the grip for 10 seconds and release. Repeat the exercise five times with each foot.
Stand with feet hip width apart and grip the floor with your toes for 20 seconds and relax. Repeat 10 times.
Resisted toe extension
Wrap an elastic band around all five toes. Stretch your pinky and big toes in opposite directions as far as you are able, resisting the pressure of the elastic band. Hold the extension for 5 seconds and release. Repeat the exercise 5 times with each foot.
Sit with one leg straight out in front of you and the other bent comfortably inward towards your body. Wrap a towel or exercise band around the ball of the extended foot and pull back on it gently. Stop and hold the position for 10 seconds when you feel a challenging but still comfortable stretch in the arch of the foot and the calf. Repeat the stretch 5 times on each leg.
Take a walk!
Walking is the best exercise for your feet as it promotes healthy blood circulation and muscle development. Aim to take several short walking breaks throughout the day and go barefoot whenever possible to target the smaller muscles in your feet that are confined in your shoes all day.
Include these simple exercises along with healthy footwear providing proper arch support, cushioning, & alignment in your daily routine to recover or maintain your optimum foot health.
A question I get a great deal is, “do you only sell your products to individuals that have some form of foot problems?
No, 80 percent of our business is normal or regular sizes, and most of these individuals’- their feet are not in much or no pain at all. Now, a great deal comes to us because they have tired feet all the time, or the bottom of their feet are driving them crazy ( aching all the time), or they want preventive protection that they will no have any foot problems in the future.
Reason for tired or hurting top’s of your feet is “poor fitting shoes”.
Solution is www.dtfootwear.com
Reason for a feet being tired or hurting on the bottom is lack of support in the shoe that you are wearing now.
Solution is Heat Moldable Customized Inserts
Why do we like to say Health Happy Feet all the time?
One of our main goals, in life, is to see as many people as possible have “HEALTH HAPPY FEET” forever all over the world. I still own a Medical Company (DTF CO) that handles footwear for the diabetics coast to coast, and in 18 years, we have had the pleasure of working with over 1/2 million patients. How our, www.dtfootwear.com, the website was born by having the nurses (in over 850 facilities) asking for the same footwear and inserts for themselves as well. The nurses heard and seen the smiles, the faces of happy clients, and the God Bless you, etc. all the time, and we have had a 98 percent satisfaction rating with our service and products. Now, we are working on having one of the top footwear lines on the internet – dealing with widths, lengths, sizing, fitting, major support issues, up to 3 sets of Heat Customized Moldable Over the counter Inserts and the only website that will give up to 3 sets of these inserts FREE.