The cold weather is gone and summer is finally here. That means people are getting outside to enjoy a number of outdoor activities. Doctors always recommend various exercises and stretches to keep your limbs fresh and limber, but this can equally apply to your feet as well. Let’s take a look at some simple exercises you can do to keep your feet in great shape this summer.

The following exercises can help improve the range of motion in your feet, but before you attempt any of these it’s important to consult an experienced podiatrist, especially if you’re experiencing any foot pain, or suffer from diabetes or arthritis.


  • Sit in a chair with your back straight and your feet flat on the ground.
  • Lay a towel near your foot.
  • Grasp the towel with your toes pulling it toward you.

This exercise can strengthen the muscles in your toes and feet. You can also put a heavy object on the towel to add weight. Repeat this exercise several times with each foot.


  • Sit in a chair with your back straight and your feet flat on the ground.
  • Place several marbles and a cup on the floor near your feet.
  • Pick up a marble with your toes and place it in the cup.

Repeat this with several marbles daily to straighten the muscles in your toes and feet.


  • Sit in a chair with your back straight and feet flat on the floor.
  •  Place a tennis ball near your feet.
  •  Roll the tennis ball around with the bottom of your feet, varying the pressure.

This will massage your foot and help blood circulation.

Contact a podiatrist today for more tips or if you or a loved one is suffering from any foot-related symptoms. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX (county of Dallas), is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries, and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.

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