Can stretching prevent foot injuries?

Sometimes you can prevent foot injuries by keeping your muscles and connective tissues adequately stretched. Your feet are under a lot of stress when you stand and walk; it’s fairly easy for your tissues to become tight and overworked. Stretching to prevent injuries helps alleviate some of this stress in your lower limbs. These stretches don’t have to be complicated to benefit your feet, either, and most are easy to do at home.

Exercises like the step stretch, the towel pull, the wall stretch, the plantar stretch, and the sole massage work well. They impact different parts of your feet, ankles, and lower legs, helping you to stay conditioned and keep your tissues relaxed. If you’re struggling with tight tendons or muscles, don’t wait until you develop an injury to get help. Let Parker Foot & Ankle take care of your feet. You can call our Houston office for an appointment at (281) 497-2850, or use the online form to reach us. We’ll be happy to explain these stretches in detail.

Robert G. Parker
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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.