Most people constantly complain about pain and fatigue in their legs after the workday. This is the result of a sedentary lifestyle and a low level of physical fitness.
In fact, regular exercises helps to relieve pain and its accompanying symptoms. It also helps reduce fat in the legs so that they become thinner and tighter.
You will find below some of the best exercises to get rid of knee, hip and foot pain.
1. Raised heel
Stand behind a chair, hold it firmly and lift one leg by simply bending the knee. Then sit on the top of the other foot and lower the heel back down. Do 10 to 15 repetitions with each leg. This will strengthen the muscles of the ankle and knee.
2. Walking on tiptoe
All you need to do is walk on your toes for about 15 minutes a day to strengthen your toes and calves. You can also do this by dancing (like ballet dancers), thus awakening the dancer that lies dormant within you.
3. Toe games
Stand straight and flex your toes (as if using your hands) to grab a towel, pen or other object on the floor. Repeat with both feet. This exercise will help you strengthen your toes.
4. Resistance band
Attach a resistance band to the foot of the couch or chair, place one leg under it and bend the knee slightly. Grasp the band with your toes and pull it toward you. Then return to the starting position and repeat 15 repetitions with each leg to strengthen the plantar muscles and outer muscles of the thigh.
5. Foot rotation
Lift one foot up and make circular movements outward and inward for 10 minutes, and repeat the operation with the other leg.
Avoid standing or sitting in the same position for long periods of time, and change positions frequently. Sleep on your side, with a pillow between your knees and a contoured cervical pillow to maintain spinal alignment.
Never wear heels longer than 5 inches. Heels increase the risk of degeneration of the knee joints. However, not all flat shoes are good for your feet. They do not support the arch and can cause knee, hip and back pain.
Share these exercises with all your friends – they’ll thank you later when they get their leg muscles in shape!