“As we age, our bodies start to contract and our muscles get tight. Whether you have a desk job or you are standing all day, your muscles adapt to a certain position, which contract more in one direction, leaving you feeling unbalanced. Therefore, you must stretch every day. Practicing yoga is a good way to stretch and lengthen your body,” says podiatrist E. Giannin Perez, DPM.
|Dr. Elynor Giannin Perez
"When it comes to running, don’t forget to stretch your Achilles tendon. It is important to stretch it daily, because when tight, the Achilles can lead to many injuries, including plantar fasciitis - inflammation of the plantar fascia tissue in the feet, which is a common cause of heel pain - and pain on the ball of the foot," says Dr. Perez.
Source: Times-Herald Record [4/16/19]
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.