We are often ignorant of the fact that our feet are tremendously important for the whole body, as they support all the movements and they work hard throughout all physical activities.
For that reason, to prevent back, hip, and knee pain, you should take appropriate care of your feet. The conventional Chinese medicine has been enjoying the benefits of acupressure for more than 5,000 years.
The application of pressure on appropriate body areas treats various health issues, soothes stress, and stimulates the function of diverse organs.
This technique is very similar to acupuncture, but as an alternative of needles, these points are stimulated with the fingertips. The next 5 exercises will help you reinforce the feet, improve your body balance, and calm pain:
All you need to do is to stand on the tiptoes and move around for about 20 seconds. Make a 15 second- break, and repeat this 5 times, two times a day. This exercise will reinforce the toe muscles, ligaments, and the
muscles around the balls of your feet.
This exercise prevents injuries, tightens the muscles, supports the small foot muscles and helps you maintain body balance.
Sit on the floor; straighten your feet in front of your body. Wrap an exercise band around the bedpost, and place it on the top of the feet.
Next, lean toward the back to tighten the band. In the end, band the foot backward and hold it for about 5 seconds. Make a 15-second break, and repeat this exercise ten times.
Toe Pencil Pickups
You just need to put a pencil on the floor and lift it up with the toes of one foot. After 10-15 seconds, release it again, and make 10 repetitions with each foot.
Toe presses are a nice way to warm up your leg muscles. In a standing position, bend your knees a bit, and grab the floor with your toes. Hold it for 3 seconds, and repeat 10 sets three times a day.
The flexibility and mobility of the ankles are vital for the whole body, and the tension of the ankles often causes joint and muscle pain, as well as back, knee, and hip pain.
In a lying position, raise the leg overhead, and rotate the ankle clockwise, while counting to 10. Then, repeat the exercise with the other leg.