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By contactus@michaelwynndpm.com
February 15, 2016
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Exercise   Stretching   Proper Footware  

Many people dedicate the beginning of a new year to resolutions for maintaining a fitness plan. Exercise for the body is important, but one particular area is often overlooked--the feet. To ensure that the feet are getting their fair share of fitness, make sure that you are always warming up and stretching before exercise, select the right kind of footwear, and always wear socks to reduce the possibility of blisters and fungus.

Exercising the feet and ankles regularly is a great way to prevent injuries. If you have any foot or ankle concerns, contact Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will treat your foot and ankle needs.

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 office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
February 26, 2015
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Exercise   Instability   ankles  

Athletes looking to increase overall agility, including jumping higher and running faster, should consider starting a system of exercise called instability training. Instability training uses mini-trams, rubber bands, and balance boards to work all areas of the feet, ankles, and lower legs as well as the knees, hips, and back. The exercise system focuses on strengthening the body from the ground up by specifically targeting the feet and ankles.

Exercises involved in instability training include standing on one foot at a time on a mini-trampoline for 15 to 30 seconds, changing positions on the tram or boards, and moving the foot side to side, up and down and in and out with rubber bands or tubing to strengthen the lower leg muscles.

Instability training is just one of the many methods available to exercise the feet. For more information, speak to Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will answer any of your foot and ankle related concerns.

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

For more information about Exercise for Your Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
August 07, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Members of the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program (CRI LEP) at Curtis V. Cooper Primary Health Care have been walking in a new, health-promoting way thanks to the help of Savannah, Georgia’s Sandy Haeger. Sandy has incorporated Saturday morning walks into the program that especially exercise the feet.

“Heel, ball, toe,” is the mantra that Sandy’s walkers are repeating; the repetition of the phrase helps walkers concentrate on using the entire foot in this manner, engaging more muscles from the foot to the hip. To help maintain good position, Sandy suggests holding on to a wall, tree, or other stationary object for balance before lifting the knee with the foot flexed, touching down, and lifting again.   

There are many other activities one can perform to exercise the feet. See Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texasto learn more about how you can exercise your feet and maintain good foot health. Dr. Wynn will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.  

Exercise for Your Feet

If you spend most of your time on your feet, or don’t either way your feet should deserve attention. There are many people who exercise regularly and still don’t spend enough time to care for their feet. Your foot does get exposure that requires maintenance since your health has a lot to do with footing.

Exercises

Toe rise – this exercise involves standing on the tip-toes for a count of 15 seconds, then resting your feet on ground. This exercise should be repeated three times a day to strengthen the feet.

Toe Pick-ups – the toes are exercises that are done by picking up small items using your toes. This helps strengthen the muscles on the upper part of the feet. Three sets along with 15 seconds being held should be completed. Small items like marbles or stationary will work.

Ankle Pump – can be performed upwards or downwards. The workout can be completed both ways at the same time. This involves flexing the foot either towards the shin or to the ground. This makes the foot work very well, working large parts of the muscles.

For more information about Exercise for Your Feet, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Exercise for Your Feet

By gary@michaelwynndpm.com
December 11, 2013
Category: Foot Care

Kids declining fitnessStudies suggest that children have less running abilities than their parents did when they were young. “It makes sense. We have kids that are less active than before,” said Dr. Stephen Daniels, speaking for the American Heart Association.

Children across the world have been getting unhealthier for the past three decades or so, according to the American Heart Association.

Doctors recommend that children younger than six get an hour of exercise every day. “Kids aren’t getting enough opportunities to build up that activity over the course of the day,” Daniels said. “Many schools, for economic reasons, don’t have any physical education at all. Some rely on recess [to provide exercise].”

Exercise is beneficial to your overall health and foot care; keeping your feet is just as important as your body. A podiatrist like Dr. Michael Wynn of Foot Care Associates of Texas, P.A., can determine the current health of your feet and advise you on ways to keep them in shape.

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 contact our office in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about Exercise for Your Feet.



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