Practice Foot Fitness

Toe Squeezes

““ Place small corks between all your toes and apply pressure and try to squeeze them for 5 seconds. Relax and repeat this process 10 times. This exercise is said to be very beneficial for people suffering from toe cramps and hammertoe.

Big-Toe Tug of War

““ Take a thick rubber band and keep the big toes of feet within it and try to pull them away from one another as in the tug of war. When you reach the extreme, hold your feet in the same position for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

Toe Pulls

““ Place the thick rubber band around the toes of one foot and try to spread your toes trying to stretch the rubber band with your toes. Hold this position for 5 seconds. Repeat the process 10 times.

Golf Ball Roll

““ Place the golf ball or a similar sized rubber ball under the ball of your foot for two minutes. Then move your foot back and forth over the ball. This is said to be a great massaging technique for people with arch pains, cramps and heel pains.

Towel Curls

““ Place a small towel or a handkerchief on the floor Try to curl it towards you using only your toes. Repeat this exercise 5 times. If you want to improve on this exercise place some weight on the towel before curling towards you.

Marble Pickup

““ Place about 20 marbles on the floor. Pick each one with your toes and put it in a bowl. This exercise does wonders for people who complain of pain in the ball of the foot.

Sand Walking

““ Walking on the soft moist sand helps massage your feet and strengthen it.