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Best Stretches for Your FeetCambridge Trails is a network of over 50km of paved or natural surface trails that wind throughout the city. Whether you want to backpack a picnic lunch with your family and make a day of it, or just take a leisurely stroll on a Sunday afternoon, you’re sure to find lots of photo ops on the sections of trail along the Grand and Speed Rivers. Take time first, though, to do a few of the best stretches for your feet to head off injury.

A great way to keep your feet limber is the towel stretch. Sit on the floor with your legs out straight in front of you. Loop a towel around the bottom of your forefoot and then gently pull towards yourself, holding for 15-30 seconds. Repeat three times. You should feel a gentle stretch in your calf and foot muscles.

Now sit on a chair barefoot and lay the towel on the floor. Try scrunching it up in your toes and lifting it. Attempt doing that just with your little toes, which is harder. Do 5 reps with each foot. Next, spread out your toes as wide as you can, hold a few seconds, and then release. Do this 10 times. Then take a golf or tennis ball, or a frozen orange juice can, and roll your foot over it from toes to heel and back again. It’s a great, cooling massage for aching, tired feet, but also helps stretch out the ligaments underneath.

Finally, stand with your toes on a step and your heels off the edge. Slowly lower your heels, hold 10 – 15 seconds, and lift back up. Repeat 5 to 10 times. This helps keep the plantar fascia loose.

Keeping your muscles strong but flexible will make your feet more stable and able to handle uneven terrain better. This helps avoid injury. For more information on the best stretches for your feet—or great podiatric care for your foot problems—contact Achilles Custom Orthotics & Footcare in Cambridge and put Chiropodist Douglas Broad on your team.  Call 519-624-4122 today.

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