Treat Your Feet To A Tennis Ball Roll

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How can I stretch the muscles in my feet?

Treat Your Feet To A Tennis Ball Roll

Rolling your foot across the top of a tennis ball is almost as good as a foot massage and it serves the same purpose of increasing the circulation and working out tight muscles in your feet. When you roll you're your foot over a tennis ball, you stretch the muscles on the bottoms of your feet, which can help prevent plantar fasciitis. And it feels good! For best results, stand up. You can do this exercise while seated, but you will be able to exert more direct pressure if you stand.

  • Place a tennis ball on the floor.
  • Hold onto a chair, table, or wall for support.
  • Place your foot on top of the ball and roll the ball up and down the length of your foot and from side to side. Don't worry if you feel some cracking or popping in the joints of your foot. That is normal, especially if you often wear tight-fitting shoes.
  • Roll your foot around on the ball for a minute or two, and then repeat the exercise with the other foot.
You can do this as often as you want, anytime your feet feel tired or tight.



12/31/2008 4:36:15 AM
Conor said:

I like it, good for improving circulation too

4/28/2010 8:13:52 PM
Matt said:

Very good for stretching out the plantar fascia (the arch in your foot), and loosening up the muscles and tendons in your foot!

4/29/2010 10:56:19 PM
Heidi said:

If you want a more intense stretch, you can use a golf ball. Happy Running!

5/30/2011 4:51:11 PM
Al said:

Yes it feels so good

5/14/2012 4:03:45 PM
martin george kriega said:

A very good exercise and very in expense

8/18/2012 1:19:27 AM
MTR said:

This worked great! Now I just need to keep my dog from stealing it out from under me ;)


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