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Don't Be Defeated by Foot Pain, Try Chiropractic Care

By Stephen R. Farris

Walking on so many different types of surfaces and terrain, it's no wonder we all develop some type of foot pain from time to time. Even with improved footwear, we are still susceptible to developing pain in our feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back region.

One of the best ways to relieve foot pain is do a few simple exercises. They are easy to do and most all can be performed while sitting down so you're not putting any undue pressure on the balls or heels of the foot. Here's a few that you can try in the comfort of your home, or even on the job.

Toe Raises

Actually, it's more like toe raises, curls and pointing. This exercise basically helps get your feet moving. You could probably even hum the song, "I like to move it, move it" while doing them. They're pretty simple. Just sit in a chair and begin by raising the front of your feet and toes upwards, then back down. Then lift the heels up, curly the toes under slightly, then back down. Most of these exercises are available for free on the internet, plus they can show you how to properly do them.

Toe Splay

Toe splays are just a more technical way of saying spread your toes apart, then back together. Toe splays help you gain better control of your toe muscles.

Toe Extensions

Doing toe extensions are basically stretching out the bottom of your feet, which helps prevent or treat plantar fasciitis. 

Toe Curls

Toe curls are exactly what they say. Curling your toes. This can help strengthen muscles on top of your toes and feet.

Picking Up Marbles (Or Other Objects)

Who hasn't done these, even when no foot pain was present. The picking up marbles (or other objects) exercise helps strengthen the muscles on the bottom of your toes and feet.

Tennis Ball Roll

Rolling a tennis ball on the bottom of your feet can ease pain in the arches and also help treat plantar fasciitis. 

Did you know that your local chiropractor does more than make adjustments to correct your spine? If you're feeling pain in your feet, ankles, legs, hips and lower back region a licensed doctor of chiropractic medicine, such as the ones found at The Joint Chiropractic can help give you relief. With their hands-on, gentle, all-natural, noninvasive, and non-addictive treatment, you'll wonder why you didn't get pain relief help sooner.

The Joint Chiropractic has more than 500 nationwide locations, and no appointment is necessary, just walk in and ask to speak to one of their available chiropractors on staff. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Layton, Utah.

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