We all know about Foot Pain, and waking up with your feet aching is not fun at all. Soft tissues and joints in the feet can tighten while we sleep since we’re not actively moving.
Foot Pain, is often linked to plantar fasciitis, which is the inflammation of some ligaments that run down the bottom of your foot, or the Achilles Tendonitis, pain the back of the ankle, (the tendon that connects the lower calf muscle, (soleus), to your heel. Ankle Joint and Feet can also become the result of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
In Reflexology, is believed that the feet correspond to specific muscle groups of organs in the body. The nerve endings in the extremities, like the feet and hands, provide us with a sort of map that is linked to the rest of our body. This map is referred to as an energy of Meridian and is the synonymous word to the way Lymphatic/ Circulatory System runs through our body.
When pressure is applied to a certain area of the feet, it improves and betters the function of the organ/ are of the body associated with it and it is also a great stress reliever. With all that is mind, the human feet are extremely complex and therefore, there are many reasons why our feet hurt at the end of the day.
Keeping your feet healthy and flexible may require a little bit of extra care and special attention, however, it’ll help relieve pain and keep them in tip-top shape.
Ball Roll Stretch
In a chair or on a bench, get a sitting position, plat your feet flat on the floor, roll a ball under the arch of each foot for two minutes, it could be a golf ball or a tennis ball. Be sure to apply downward pressure while rolling the ball under the foot. Do this for about two minutes each foot.
Toe Point and Curl:
Sat down or in a standing position, point your toes down to the floor, and push your ankle forward, curling the toes so they are flush with the floor. You should feel a stretch along the top of the foot. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat seven times.
Standing or sitting down with your feet firmly planted on the floor, stretch your toes as far as they will go towards the ceiling, and then slowly lower to the floor. Repeat 10 to 15 times per foot.
While sitting on the floor or in a sat down on a chair, stretch your feet out in front of you and wrap a towel around the ball of your foot. Hold both ends of the towel, and while keeping your back and legs straight, pull the foot toward you. Hold it for 30 seconds and repeat this 2 times for 30 seconds.