Did you know that tight feet can affect how flexible the whole back of the body is? Try this test. Bend over and touch your toes. Feel how flexible you are. Notice how far you can reach your hands. Now get a tennis ball and put it under your foot moving it slowly around the entire bottom of your foot for a couple of minutes to massage it. Do the other foot. Now try the test again to see how much further you can go.
When the feet are tight, it can cause the Achilles tendon to shorten and pull on the calf muscles. This can then lead to tightness in the hamstrings and lower back. In turn, this can make it difficult to perform activities that require a full range of motion, such as Yoga or Pilates. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that your feet are as flexible as possible in order to maintain a healthy back. One way to do this is to regularly stretch and massage your feet. You can also try wearing comfortable shoes that allow your feet to move freely. By taking these steps, you can help keep your feet healthy and improve your overall flexibility.
If you’re experiencing tight feet, don’t worry – we can help. Our massage therapists are experts at loosening up those tight muscles and getting your feet back to their flexible best. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment and start feeling better tomorrow!