What is an example of a foot-strengthening exercise?

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Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Following is an exercise to help build foot strength:

Wearing supportive sneakers or shoes, stand with both feet flat. Lift off your heels onto your toes. Lower flat to the ground. Repeat 10 times. Pause. Perform five sets of 10 daily.

After two weeks, if your feet are strong and uninjured, you can increase the intensity by performing the same set of exercises but standing on only one foot at a time. Rest the other foot gently on the back of your ankle. Hold the back of a chair or table for stability.

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