Soothe Achy Feet

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Hi, my name is Peggy Brill. As a physical therapist, I know both Psoriatic and Rheumatoid Arthritis can lead to achy painful feet. To help, I've created this easy equipment for your workout. Let's get started. Hi, I'm here with Christine, and the first exercise that we're going to do for your feet is called toe-curls.

And basically what you're going to do is just like you're grasping with your feet and if you can point the toes or pull the foot back up when you do that or just grab the toes and curl them. Sometimes people have trouble sensing this or have them put their foot on the ground and curl against that.

And if you're having the trouble just again do the range of motion that feels good to you. Christine you can do both feet at the same time, just to be efficient with getting all the toes to work. Let's just do five more, tiring a little bit? Yes. And on and let that relax and the next exercise is going to be toes spring.

We think of the foot almost like a fan like it's kind of doomy when the fan is closed and then it's opening up and now you're going to open your toes and try to spread them. For a lot of people, this is very difficult, but you're going to attempt to do it and just hold for a few seconds and then let it relax and then open up toes and then let it relax.

The feet are very important. To keep them all lubricated and mobile really makes a difference with how your balance reactions are, and how you've propell yourself when you're walking. If you're having difficultly with this, it is not a time to give up. This is not easy and as you keep doing it, it will get easier and easier, again we want to avoid any kinds of pain, so maybe just try a few each day, and three more, really opening those toes, and letting it relax, open and let it relax.

For this last exercise for the feet, we're going to do standing toe touch, where you stand with your feet, just plant it underneath your hips, and you're going to lift up one leg and you're going to point and touch up front of you, and then point it side and point behind, and you can do it again.

If having trouble balancing, take your eyes and look at something at eye level and stationery right in front of you, that will help to steady you. This is a effective exercise for people of Arthritis in their feet, because you have 26 bones and often those bones get rigid and stiff, and this is a great way to get them to be mobilized and also help with your balance and then you switch legs and you do on the other side, keep that right leg underneath you and take the left foot up in front, front, side, and behind.

This is a great exercise to help manage the stability and mobility of your foot to prevent you from having [xx].