Foot Exercises

Foot Exercises

1. To gently stretch the foot muscles, you can either use your hands or a long piece of strong cloth, such as a towel, to pull your toes and lightly stretch the Achilles tendon. To perform the stretch, simply hold each end of the cloth and place the ball of your foot in the center of the cloth. Now, you can very easily pull the foot toward you, thereby feeling the Achilles tendon stretch (Figure 184). Use the same technique to stretch the Achilles tendon in your other leg. Continue to alternate legs for several repetitions. The stretch may be done once a day until the injury has completely healed.

2. You may also do the Low Back Stretch and the Knee Circles exercise.

3. As your tolerance to exercise and stretching increases, you may move on to the Baby Steps exercise.