Foot Exercises You Can Do at Work

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Like Americans everywhere, many Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care patients work at desk jobs that keep them in a chair for hours every day. If this is your situation, it’s important to promote cardiovascular health and weight management through exercise. Take a walk after lunch or go for a run when you get home. Not only is a sedentary lifestyle dangerous for health and fitness, but it also poses risks for foot health. It’s important to keep feet and ankles limber in order to promote flexibility and circulation and prevent discomfort.

The good news is that there are exercises you can do during the day to stay healthy. Here are some suggestions from Dr. Boris Abramov and Dr. Tatyana Abramova:

  • Keep a golf ball or tennis ball in your desk drawer and pull it out once a day. Remove your shoes and use your ball to massage the arch and sole of your foot by rolling your foot back and forth over it for a few minutes, applying light pressure. This is a great way to prevent foot cramps and is especially effective in managing pain associated with plantar fasciitis.

  • With shoes off, point and flex toes then ankles 10 times on each side to keep the soles of the feet and ankles flexible.

  • Holding on to the edge of your desk or the back of your desk chair, rise up on your tiptoes and hold for a count of 10. Repeat 10 times. This motion will keep calf muscles stretched.

  • Still holding your desk or chair for support, practice balance by lifting one foot and balancing for a count of 10. Repeat 5-10 times.

Of course, the best thing you can do to maintain excellent foot and ankle health is to visit a board-certified foot doctor like Boris Abramov, DPM and Tatyana Abramova, DPM regularly. With years of specialized training and experience, your podiatrist is a medical specialist and the best-qualified doctor to care for this part of your body. Schedule a convenient visit in our modern, comfortable Pikesville office today. Call the friendly Abramov’s Comprehensive Foot Care at 443-872-7052 or click here to request an appointment online today.