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Release tension in your feet

Release tension in your feet

Posted 20 Nov '20

You know how when you boil a kettle, the tension builds up and forces the whistle to sound? Your body can relate to this, believe it or not.

Your body has its own way to tell you when there's too much tension going on inside. The more tense you (or your muscles, ligaments and all sorts of fibres) feel, then the more pain you will understandably perceive.

Here are three ways to relieve this tension and give your heel a helping hand:

Roll your calves


Your calf muscles are like the unsung heroes of your legs. They do all this heavy lifting, and they work so hard to keep your feet and arches stable. Give them some recognition by massaging these hard workers with a foam roller. This will help relieve muscle tension, which... you guessed it... will aid the healing process and help your legs deal with the forces of your activities.

Roll your arch

Did you know that there are four layers of muscles under the arch in your foot? If you massage this area with a firm and smooth ball, it will help to relieve muscle tension, which aids the healing process and helps your feet deal with the forces of your activities. You're welcome!

Put your legs up the wall


Just like the delightful cankles that form during a long flight, your legs can swell because of reduced activity from your injury.

‘Legs up the wall’ is a common yoga pose with the following benefits:

Want more tips like this? Talk with our friendly Brisbane podiatry team. 

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