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Stretching for Peroneal Tendonitis

Monday, 05 October 2020 00:00

Peroneal tendonitis refers to an inflammation in one of the tendons in the back of the foot, which can cause pain in the foot and ankle. Stretching these tendons can help improve their flexibility and range of motion. One stretch that is commonly suggested to try is the towel stretch. Sit on the floor with your feet straight out in front of you. Take a towel and wrap it around the toes of one foot, then gently pull back. You should feel a stretch from the bottom of the foot up to the back of the lower leg. Hold this stretch for between 30 seconds and a minute, then switch to the other foot and repeat. Do this stretch two to three times on each foot daily. For more information about stretches that can benefit your foot health, consult with a podiatrist. 

Stretching the feet is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any concerns with your feet consult with Dr. Jed Wells from Foot Specialists of Corpus Christi. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.

Stretching the Feet

Being the backbone of the body, the feet carry your entire weight and can easily become overexerted, causing cramps and pain. As with any body part, stretching your feet can serve many benefits. From increasing flexibility to even providing some pain relief, be sure to give your feet a stretch from time to time. This is especially important for athletes or anyone performing aerobic exercises, but anyone experiencing foot pain or is on their feet constantly should also engage in this practice.

Great ways to stretch your feet:

  • Crossing one leg over the others and carefully pull your toes back. Do 10-20 repetitions and repeat the process for each foot
  • Face a wall with your arms out and hands flat against the wall. Step back with one foot and keep it flat on the floor while moving the other leg forward. Lean towards the wall until you feel a stretch. Hold for 30 seconds and perform 10 repetitions for each foot
  • Be sure not to overextend or push your limbs too hard or you could risk pulling or straining your muscle

Individuals who tend to their feet by regular stretching every day should be able to minimize foot pain and prevent new problems from arising.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Corpus Christi, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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