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The Benefits of Exercising While Barefoot

Tuesday, 07 February 2023 00:00

Research has shown there may be benefits while exercising barefoot. This may be as a result of stimulating the pressure points in the feet, possibly providing a better workout. Conversely, when shoes are worn while exercising, the feet are often ignored, which may limit strength to the bones and muscles. Exercising while barefoot may help to improve balance, which can make it easier to complete everyday activities. Additionally, overall movement may be increased while the toes are not restricted by the top of the shoe. An effective exercise to do while barefoot is known as raising and hovering the heels. It is a stability exercise, and can help to strengthen the Achilles tendon. The muscles can become stronger when lunges are done, and the toes may become more flexible as the entire foot grips the floor. If you would like to learn about additional benefits of exercising while barefoot, please ask a podiatrist who can address any questions you may have.

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 Dr. Arnold Tarpley, Jr. from Tarpley Foot and Ankle Center. Dr. Tarpley 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 Dr. Tarpley 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 one of our offices located in Uniontown, and Connellsville, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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