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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
August 03, 2022

From walking to running to driving, our lower extremities brace under a lot of pressure daily. Stretching the feet and ankles provide relief that reaches both physically and mentally. Some of the associated benefits of stretching include improved circulation, improved cardiovascular health, and even a boost in your overall mood. 

Your Feet in Motion

Stretching helps to keep our muscles and tendons flexible and healthy. Stretching also increases blood flow through the body. Having tense muscles and proceeding to complete a workout can have serious adverse effects on your health and can also lead to an increase in injuries. One of the most effective ways to get exercise is to walk. Walking is great for your feet and ankles because it provides a full range of motion by activating all the muscles in your foot. To gain the most from walking, it is important to listen to your feet. Shoes that don’t provide enough support, forgetting to stretch, and improper gait can lead to foot injuries.

Things To Keep in Mind

  • Relax and take your time when stretching.
  • Try to hold stretches for 30 seconds without moving.
  • If it hurts, stop! Pain means that you are pushing your muscles too far.
  • Take time for yourself each day. Whether this means taking a walk, stretching for 10 minutes in a quiet room, or having a five-minute meditation session.

How To Maintain a Routine

This may arguably be the most difficult part. Maintaining a routine can sound like such a drag. But maintaining a daily self-care routine doesn’t have to be. Check out this article from Healthline with 19 toe stretches to improve flexibility and mobility. Once you get in a routine of stretching your lower extremities, you will see increased strength and mobility!

When To Ask for Assistance

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your feet and ankles, or would simply like advice– contact our Cromwell, Connecticut office at (860)-632-5499 to schedule an appointment or visit our website for more information. Our board-certified podiatrist Dr. Adam Mucinskas provides exceptional care to treat a wide-range of conditions.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
March 12, 2019
Category: podiatric medicine
Tags: feet   ankles   specialize   maintenance  

If you’ve found yourself considering why or why not to see a podiatrist lately, this is the blog for you! While many people may not need to see a podiatrist until they’ve reached their 40s or later, you would still be surprised at how many people under 40 desperately need to see a podiatrist but will never pencil themselves in. The common alternative for most people is to bring up minor issues with their primary care doctor, if at all. While your primary care doctor is trained to help you maintain your overall health, they don’t specialize in the medical care of your feet and ankles. Who does? Our podiatrist at Feet First Foot Care Specialists!

Podiatrists, who are lovingly referred to as foot doctors, are doctors who specialize in the medical care and maintenance of our feet and ankles. Podiatrists, like your primary care doctor, went through the same eight years of schooling to become doctors. The difference, however, is that podiatrists then go on to study even longer in order to specialize in our feet and ankles.

After four years of additional study and experiences pertaining specifically to podiatry, a doctor can then become a podiatrist. Only after passing both national and state examinations to get licensed to practice in a state of their choosing can a podiatrist then take the care of your feet and ankles into their hands. In most cases, if you approach your regular doctor about foot issues, they will suggest either one of two things:

  1. Simple steps you can take at home to potentially help relieve your specific set of symptoms, or…
  2. If and when those do-it-yourself methods aren’t helping, they will refer you to a specialist, i.e., a podiatrist!

Skip the waiting and uncertainty when it comes to finding out what’s wrong with your feet or ankles - call us today at (860) 632-5499 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Mucinskas in Cromwell, Connecticut.



 








 

 

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