February 16, 2018 by Companio
Life takes you on a roller coaster ride everyday.
Between home to office and office to home, your routine plays its role. You keep running on your feet and the feet bears all your weight and stress that you put on it.
Many working people also have jobs that make them sit on a desk for long hours. In both the conditions people are likely to develop different kinds of foot pain like:
People who feel pain give excuses of limited time to do something about the pain. But let’s not do what everyone does. It’s being lazy! Let’s not be lazy and an excuse giver, because we’ve found very simple stretch exercises for office-going people to relieve foot pain.
These exercises are to be done only after taking an advice from your doctor or physiotherapist, so you can do it right for more relief.
Roll the ball
Sit comfortably on a chair and take a support. Place a tennis ball under the arch of your foot. Put a weight on the ball and roll the ball under your foot from toe to heel.
This exercise is very simple and releases your pain easily.
Buy your tennis ball soon!
Stand straight and firm your feet on the ground. Now stretch your toes upwards towards the ceiling. Slowly bring the toes back to the ground. Repeat this at least fifteen times.
Toe lifts are effective while releasing the toe stiffness.
Seated heel slides
Take a chair and sitting position from the middle of the seat. Keep your leg straight in front of you and rest your heel on the ground. Slide your foot backward towards the chair and bend your knee till you can comfortably bend by raising your hips. Now bring your foot back again straight in normal position.
Seated heel slides stretch your muscles and improve your motion ability.
Passive foot stretch
Sit comfortably on the chair for this ankle stretch. Place your one leg on the thigh of the other leg. Now hold your foot’s outer part with your hand opposite to the foot. Now slowly move the foot upwards and inwards till you feel a stretch on outer part of foot. Then stretch it downwards and outwards till you feel a stretch on inner part of your ankle.
Passive foot stretch enhances function and twisting movements of foot.
Tie a theraband at the base of your office chair. Take a sitting position in the centre of the chair. Keep your torso straight. Hook the theraband at the bottom of your one shoe and hold the chair side with both hands. Lift your foot from the floor. Extend the leg straight and press the foot against the band. Lower your foot and repeat with other foot.
Theraband stretch strengthens the muscles of your leg and relieves pain.
Above five office stretches can not only heal your foot pain but also strengthen your foot muscles. These stretches can be done easily in the office environment while sitting in your chair.
Foot stretches improve your strength, stability and mobility to get you going between your tasks.
As your feet are your body’s main support and carry one-third bone of the body and nearly 200 muscles inside, they are likely to get affected soon if they feel continuous stress.
Stretch like a pro and be the performer of your life.