Popular Q&A: Exercises & Stretches

Are There Any Exercises to Remove Bunions Instead of Surgery?

Posted By Marty Hughes, DC

Are there any exercises to remove bunions instead of surgery?
The short answer is yes! But this depends on the severity of the bunion deformity and how long the problem has existed before beginning a bunion rehabilitation program. In our experience, we have found that the Big Toe Stretch is a helpful first-line exercise in achieving bunion correction. Stretching the tight muscles and tendons on the... Read more

Is It Helpful to Stretch the Bottom of the Foot for Plantar Fasciitis?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

Is it helpful to stretch the bottom of the foot for plantar fasciitis?
Countless individuals suffer from heel pain stemming from plantar fasciosis (or, as the condition is commonly mislabeled, plantar fasciitis). The agitating pain associated with this foot problem leaves many folks desperate for relief. Unfortunately, not all of the information about how to relieve plantar fascia pain is accurate or helpful. A lot of... Read more

What Exercises Can You Do for Foot Pain?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

What exercises can you do for foot pain?
Foot pain can be caused by numerous factors, so there is no one exercise regimen that will address all possible causes of foot pain. However, in our experience, we’ve found that the following exercises can help rehabilitate the foot by improving its function, which in turn may reduce pain or discomfort, especially when these exercises are performed in... Read more

What Preventative Exercises Can Strengthen Intrinsic Foot Muscles?

Posted By Robyn Hughes, ND

What preventative exercises can strengthen intrinsic foot muscles?
The intrinsic foot muscles (aka plantar arch muscles) are a group of muscles that originate at the heel bone and attach to the toes. Operating in conjunction with the toe bones to provide a basis of strength, flexibility, and balance, these muscles are integral for optimal foot health. So what exercises can you do to strengthen them? And... Read more