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Wear High Heels? Do These Stretches For Instant Relief

Jun 5 2014 - 12:04pm

Whether you wear heels solely on special occasions or rock them every day, here are some stretches to offer your tootsies a little relief from soreness or pain.

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Shin and Ankle Stretch

Stretch out your shins [2] and the tops of your feet with this move.

Towel Foot Stretch

Give the soles of your feet and your tight calves some love with this easy stretch using a towel [3].

Down Dog Calf Stretch

This offers a more intense calf stretch.

Open Lizard

This lunge variation will target the outer ankles as well as open tight hips that can also be caused by wearing high heels.

Source: Louisa Larson Photography [4]

Flexed Feet Wall Stretch

Having your calves constantly in the flexed position not only makes for tightness in the back of your lower legs, but it also shifts your posture, which can lead to lower back pain. This stretch targets both those areas.

Quad and Toe Stretch

Although this stretch is meant to target the quads, it also offers a nice stretch for the soles of the feet and toes.


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