Why should I stretch my feet before exercising?

James P. Ioli, DPM
Podiatric Medicine
Before exercising, take some time to stretch and strengthen the muscles in your feet. Otherwise, your feet will bear the brunt of all that exercise, especially with high-impact sports like tennis or aerobics. Exercising your feet on a regular basis not only improves overall foot health, but may also reduce your risk for injury.

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