Jeffrey Conforti, D.P.M.
2 Sears Dr., Suite 201
Paramus, NJ 07652



February 17, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Foot ExerciseUniversity of Queensland scientists completed research for a study that demonstrates the plantar fascia is not alone among the muscles providing vital arch support. A key scientist from the University, Dr. Glen Lichtwark, reveals that this may have an incredibly important impact on footwear design, injury rehabilitation, and on the whole study of the biological origins of bipedalism.

The experiments conducted involved attaching weights to the knee section of the participants and monitoring the activation of muscles as the leg flexed and the arches moved. They followed this with a second experiment involving electrical stimulation to the leg muscle—the tissues caused the arch to start rising and supporting supposed weight—indicating that the more muscle tissue active. This highlights a larger role in the surrounding muscles than purely the arch, as was believed before.

Exercising the feet leads to increased muscle performance and durability. It is vital to seek a podiatrist like Dr. Jeffrey Conforti. Dr. Conforti can assist you on the benefits of exercising your feet and help you get started on your own fitness routine.

Exercise for Your Feet

Exercise for your feet can help you to gain strength, mobility and flexibility in your feet. They say that strengthening your feet can be just as rewarding as strengthening another part of the body. Your feet are very important and often we forget about them in our daily tasks. But it is because of our feet that are we able to get going and do what we need to. For those of us fortunate not to have any foot problems, it is an important gesture to take care of them to ensure its good health in the long run.

Some foot health exercises can include ankle pumps, tip-toeing, toe rise, lifting off the floor doing reps and sets, also flexing the toes and involving the shins may help too. It is best to speak with your doctor regarding how to do these fitness steps and how often is right for you. Everyone’s needs and bodies are different and it varies from individual to individual to determine what should be done for you to maintain strength in your feet.

Once you get into a routine of doing regular exercise, you may notice a difference in your feet and how strong they may become.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Paramus and Clifton, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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