Your feet contain joints, nerves, bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles and blood vessels. Ligaments and tendons in feet are quite similar and comprised of collagen. Purpose of ligaments is to connect bone to bone and tendons connect muscle with the bones. It is very important for everyone and especially for women to do strengthening foot exercises in order to strengthening ligaments and tendons. If you do these exercises, you will be able to increase the overall strength of your feet. Moreover, it stops you from different injuries on feet. Large tendon in your body is called as Achilles tendon, which attaches calf muscles to the bone of your heel. It is recommended to consult with your doctor before you do any kind of exercise, especially if you are recovered recently from foot injury.
Different foot strengthening exercises:
Static Toe Flexion
This exercise is very helpful in stretching your feet in order to prevent from injury. You can do this exercise, whether you sit or stand. Press toes of your feet flat on the floor by keeping them straight. Make sure that your feet are properly straight, and you will need to keep this position for four seconds or so. Repeat it ten times. Make a habit of this exercise three to four times every day.
Place the back of your foot on a flat surface such as the book. Now place the front half area of your foot on a weight scale. Make sure that your foot is horizontal, with no bending. Use your forefoot to press your foot down so that you can easily measure the foot strength. You have to do this stretching exercise eight times in a day with each foot.
Sit or stand and pick up a pencil or pen with toes of your feet. Do this step with each foot to measure the strength of your toes. Old pencil for eight to ten seconds and repeat 10 times. Perform pencil lift exercise three to four times each day. Instead of using a pencil, you can also crumple up a towel with toes.
In functional exercises, you will walk on your heels or toes. If you do this exercise by walking on your toes, walk on toes tips. Walk few steps back and forth for 10 to 20 seconds. Perform this exercise 2 to 3 times each day. Try to increase the length of walks when you do it next time. To perform the functional exercises on your eels, walk on your heels instead of tips of your toes. Do exercise two to three times daily and gradually increase your walk length.