Do you wear high heels? If so, the stretches below are mandatory on a daily basis. Your feet and body will thank you later.
- Instrinsic Muscles Stretch
Prevents: Hammer toes, bunions, neuromas, and stress fractures.
Slip the fingers of your opposite hand in between your toes, as if you were to “shake hands” with your foot. Use fingers 2-5 to do this and leave your thumb out. By just holding your toes in this position, you will be stretching the muscles in between the long bones (metatarsals) of your foot. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Then pull the toes down so you stretch the top of the toes and foot. Hold the toes in this position for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.