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5 Quick Stretches for Relieving Toe Pain

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Stretches to Relieve Toe PainFor anyone who enjoys pop culture, movies, art, comic books, and fun, the San Antonio Wizard World convention this August 1 to 3 may be an event worth investigating. This convention brings together popular actors, artists, writers, and more to talk about their work and answer fans’ questions. The event is a popular one, so come prepared to spend time on your feet. If you have any sort of foot condition, then, you need simple strategies for relieving toe pain.

Conditions like hammertoes and claw toes can make it quite uncomfortable for you to spend long periods of time walking around or wearing certain types of shoes. While changing your footwear can do wonders for your lower limb comfort, sometimes your toes need a little more help. Stretches and exercises help loosen the tightened tissues that are causing the painful problem, strengthen supporting ones, and offer some relief for your feet:

  1. Manual Stretch – Using your hands, gently straighten your toes and pull them back toward your shin.
  2. Toe Rolls – With your feet flat on the ground, lift just your toes in the air. Try to set them down one at a time, starting with either your big or littlest toes, creating a rolling or wave motion.
  3. Toe Squeezes – Put small corks or wads of cotton between all your toes. Squeeze your digits together for five seconds before relaxing, and repeat 10 times.
  4. Towel Curls – Set a towel on the ground with your foot on top of it. Using just your toes, pull the towel closer to yourself.
  5. Sole Massage – Set a cold golf ball on the ground and gently roll it around with your foot to massage your sole.

These simple stretches and exercises are particularly helpful for conditions like hammertoes and claw toes. When your feet hurt, they may be just what you need for relieving toe pain. Let Dr. Darren Silvester here at Next Step Foot & Ankle Clinic know if you continue to have trouble. Submit a request through the website or call our Pleasanton, TX, office at (830) 569-3338 to reach us.

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