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Can Jumping Rope Strengthen Feet And Arches
Its all about the: Achilles tendon. Walking on flat surfaces with high heeled shoes on a regular basis causes shortening/tightening of the tendon. Doing so on hills is a bigger issue between the extra stress on the tendon when going uphill and the strain on the anterior muscles of the leg and overall balance when going downhill. ...Read more
How can I strengthen my feet and ankles to make walking and working out less painful? I have flat feet and over pronate.
Runner. High arches. I find my hip flexor and soleus muscles hypertrophied. Can anyone relate foot structure to biomechanics?
Can running wear out bones and tissue around the knees, hips and ankles? How running per week is bad? Why?
Stretch/arch support: Depending on brands, styles cleats are often not as supportive in the arch area as a good running shoe. I would suggest placing a rigid arch support or custom orthotic in the soccer shoe, but first remove the insole so you will have more room. I would also recommend proper stretching and wrapping/taping the hamstrings before practice or a match if necessary. See a specialist if no improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Try arch supports.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: You have a problem with the bones and this will not be fixed by shoe inserts. ...Read more
Can ankle clonus be tested by raising heel and keeping toes on the floor? My ankle shakes uncontrollabley when raising heels of the floor in both feet
Which is a better way to jumprope for a cardiac exercise: jump rope on my toes or keep my feet flat?
Balls of your feet: You use the calves more and get a better workout using the balls of your feet. If you try to jump rope flat footed, it can put too much of a pounding on the heel. This can lead to plantar fascitis, calcaneal stress fracture, or bruising of the calcaneus(heel). The key to jumping rope is to wear good supportive shoes that can absorb the pounding from jumping rope. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretching is great: There is no way to give you stretches without seeing you. Everyone's needs are different. I recommend talking with a physical therapist or personal trainer. They will evaluate your flexibility and strength. Then they can create a stretching program for you. Stretching has evolved and become more "complicated" with both dynamic and static types. ...Read more
Stretching your sprained ankle too soon will damage the ligaments and tendons. So when should I start stretch and strengthing exercises?
My legs hurt after doing squats, lunges and hip bridges. All parts of my leg muscles hurt when walking. How can I cure this?
Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?
While lying down with pointed toes & straight legs stretch legs as hard as possible. Can this overstretch leg ligaments?
Yes: Yes, and increase your aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more
Knees hurt after climbing 3 flights of stairs to apartment. Dr said my kneecaps slide around, loose/flexible. Any exercises to help and strengthen?
Patellar Tracking: Your description sounds like patellar tracking disorder. The kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. The kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg. Weak thigh muscles, being overweight, poor alignment of the knee joints, any injury to the knee, all can contribute. Treatment has two goals: reduce pain and strengthen muscles around the knee. Hv dedicated PT. ...Read more
What's your age: In children the bones are still growing and more prone to respond to manipulations with braces. Once the bone stop growing chances are that only surgery or very heavy braces may help to straighten bow legs ( genu varu or genu valgus. Make sure you rule out paget's disease of the bones. I don't know if insoles are going to help. Consult with an orthopode physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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