What does Knee pain or Back pain have to do with your Feet?

How can the focus on your feet relieve your aching back.....

When it comes to physical activities, the heaviest burden is born by your feet.  Because of this constant and lifelong duty, your feet can develop certain health issues and show responses to what is happening elsewhere in the body. When observed, the problem areas can be seen and felt in the tissues of your feet and condition of your skin. How to relieve your aching back or sore knees, clear joint stiffness and fluid retention, regain your balance by working on your feet....

As our feet are the farthest body parts from our heart, and at different times and for specific reasons, the blood flow can be reduced, and quality becomes compromised, causing peripheral nerve problems. In such cases, your feet and lower legs may not get the oxygen and nutrient-rich blood they need to thrive. When the nerves are registering the progression of pain, you may feel like something is crawling over your skin, or pins and needles, numbness and a tingling sensation. Walking can become painful. Joint stiffness and fluid retention are often some of the visible symptoms seen relieve your aching back, sore knees, clear joint stiffness and fluid retention by working on your feet

The feet play very important role in supporting your movements, and balance.  They deserve special attention in order to prevent pain in the knees, hips, up the back and all the way up to the neck and head

Your feet can tell you what is happening in other areas of your body..

How to improve the health condition of your feet?

There are several ways to alleviate the problems of the feet and address the progressive imbalances within the body.

Reflexology and acupressure related to Chinese medicine, use meridians, specific points and the body’s energy to bring balance and awareness of the conditions your feet are reflecting. These ancient therapies are tried and tested in relieving pain and distress in the human body. This therapy is conducted via precise finger placement and pressure over particular body areas, or points.

Aromatherapy and massage can also be used to give the body the chemistry it needs to rebalance and clear the toxicity. relief from pain, rehabilitation of physical trauma and sporting injuries, stress reduction

The personalised combination of essential oils placed on the body for a determined period of time instigates the energy changes fulfilling the balance and rebalancing. This therapy is Energy Medicine.

Diet adjustments and exercise are as important to the wellbeing of feet, legs, knees, joints as well as the connective soft tissue. Aromatherapy, acupressure on specific points, the reflexology endocrine balance all address why the imbalances occur and are important in establishing a new way of responding to balance, flexibility, and proper nutrient up take in the cells.  

Here I offer 5 simple exercises that can help you to soothe pain, improve the balance and strengthen your feet:

  1. Toe press

Warming up the legs properly is very important before you start exercises. In order to relieve back pain, the toe presses are extremely useful.

Instructions:

  • Start in a standing position,
  • Bending the knees a bit, grip the floor with the toes.
  • Hold that position and count to 3.

Repeat this 3 times daily (10 sets).

2.Toe Pencil Pickups

This exercise is very easy and simple to perform.

Instructions:

  • Place a pencil on the ground, and lift it off,
  • Hold this position for 10 seconds, and release it.

Perform this exercise 5 times with both feet.

  1. Toe walking

This exercise helps you to strengthen the ligaments, the toe muscles, and the muscles surrounding the balls of the feet.

Instructions:

  • Begin staying on the tiptoes and move forward for 20 seconds,
  • Rest 15 seconds,
  • Perform five reps.

For best effects, do this twice daily.

  1. Resisted Flexion

It works your tiny muscles in the foot, which is responsible for balance and in addition, tightens the muscles and prevents injuries.

Instructions:

  • Start sitting on the floor, straightening your feet in front and wrapping an exercise band around the bedpost.
  • Placing the band on the top of the feet, lean backward to tighten it.
  • Bending foot backward, hold for 5 seconds and rest a bit,

Perform 10 repetitions.

  1. Ankle circles

This exercise helps you to get a proper flexibility and mobility of the ankles. When you overload the body you can experience to get tight and restricted ankles, which can lead to muscle and joint pain, as well as back, hip and knee pain.

Instructions:

  • Begin laying on the back,
  • Extend the leg over the head, and rotate it clockwise, counting to 10,
  • Repeat with another leg as well.
  1. 6. Toe stretching

Yes, even simple toe stretches can relieve back pain. Just sit on the floor or a chair and cross one of your legs over the other, then stretch your toes in all directions. Repeat the process 3 times per foot every day to get some much-needed relief from back pain. 

  1. Heel tendon stretch

Stand in front of a wall and extend your leg in front of you, bending the right knee while moving your hips towards the wall. Hold the position for half a minute, then repeat the process with the other leg and twice a day for best results.

  1. Heel stretch

Sit on the floor with one leg in front of you, putting the other bent under your thigh. Try reaching your toes and move them around for half a minute. Repeat the process with your other leg as well.

  1. Foot massage

Put a tennis ball on the floor, then step on it with the arch and go back and forward on the ball. This exercise will relax your muscles and relieve back pain.

  1. Upward stretching

Lie on the floor and extend your legs in front of you, the wrap a longer towel around your feet and raise them while keeping your knee straight. Stop when the knee is just over your head, hold for 30 seconds, then switch your legs.