Hip, foot or knee pain is one of the leading causes of chronic pain and millions of people around the world face these problems daily. The knees and hips are the largest joints in our body and they are responsible for the way we walk and stand. Pain in these areas, as well as in the lower back, shoulders and neck, could all come from the feet.
The pain can be treated with painkillers, minor surgical procedures, exercises or a combination of these. Fortunately, regular exercise is one of the most beneficial methods of relieving pain and accompanying symptoms.
Below you will find six of the best exercises to get rid of this knee, hips and foot pain!
Stand behind a chair, grab hold of it and lift one leg by simply bending the knee. Then put yourself on the tip of the other foot and lower the heel again. Do 10 to 15 repetitions with each leg. This will strengthen the muscles of the ankle and knee.
All you have to do is walk about 15 minutes a day on tiptoe to strengthen the toes and calves. You can do this also by dancing (like ballet dancers) and thus awaken the dancer who is dormant in you.
Walking on tennis balls
Sit on a chair, place your foot on a tennis ball and gently press on it. Move it from the beginning to the end of the foot for 10 minutes, then change feet.
Stand straight and bend your toes (as if using your hands) to try to grab a towel, pen, or other objects on the floor. Repeat with both feet. This exercise will help you strengthen your toes.
Band of resistance
Attach a resistance band to the foot of the couch or chair, place one leg under it and bend the knee slightly. Grasp the band with your toes and pull it toward you. Then return to the initial position and do 15 repetitions with each leg, to strengthen the plantar muscles and the outer muscles of the thigh.