High Arch Exercises for your Toes

High arches can be caused by neurological disorders, physical trauma, or simple genetics. How can you tell if you have high arches? It is easy to see when standing barefoot. The outer side of the foot will visibly be supporting the entire weight of the body. Also, when walking or running in the sand on Boca Raton’s beaches, you will see that the outer edge of your footprint is deeper. This weight distribution can cause foot pain. While there are high arch exercises you can do for your toes to relieve pain, you should see a doctor about high arches if one arch is significantly higher than the other. You should also talk to your doctor if you are experiencing sharp, needle-like pain to the bottom of your foot.

Luckily, there are exercises that you can do to help avoid discomfort.

Doing regular strength training can help. One simple piece of equipment that can also help relieve the pain is a golf ball. To improve foot strength, follow these instructions:

  • Stand barefoot with the golf ball in front of you.
  • Grasp and lift ball with the toes of one foot.
  • Hold the ball for 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Drop it, and then repeat with the other foot.

Stretching is another way to avoid foot pain. Stretching helps loosen the connective tissue and relieves foot tension. Here are effective high arch exercises and stretches for your toes:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs straight in front of you and a towel looped around your feet.
  • Gently pull on the towel to pull your toes closer to your torso.
  • Hold this position for 30 seconds.

Be sure to always warm-up before stretching. Do these exercises regularly for optimum effectiveness. If you still feel pain after doing the exercises listed above, speak with your physician for further evaluation.

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Dr. Jason Gold, DPM, FACFAS

Known for his expertise in thorough diagnostic testing and a steady surgical hand, Jason M. Gold, DPM, is a leader in modern foot and ankle care and sports medicine. He’s one of a handful of doctors who’s board certified in foot and ankle surgery in Palm Beach County. Dr. Jason Gold cares for patients at Foot, Ankle & Leg Vein Center, a state-of-the-art practice with locations in Boca Raton and Boynton, Florida.

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus , DPM - Podiatrist in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus DPM, RPhs, FACFAS

Dr. Jodi Schoenhaus is a foot, ankle, and leg vein specialist practicing in South Florida. She is considered a leader and innovator for various procedures in her field, including fat pad and vein care. Dr. Schoenhaus grew up in southern New Jersey and she considers herself a true Philly girl. After graduating from the University of Michigan, having studied kinesiology and human movement, she went to Temple University in Philadelphia where she got her doctorate.

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