Flex those feet. Stretching can go far to fend off achy feet. “The Achilles tendon typically tightens as we age,” says Alex Kor, DPM, a Lebanon, IN-based podiatrist and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association, who recommends this daily fix:
|Dr. Alex Kor
Sitting on the floor, legs straight in front of you, wrap a towel around the ball of your foot, holding the ends in each hand. Pull the ends toward you, until you feel a slight pull. (Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat five times on each leg.)
Source: Barbara Stepko, AARP [5/22/19]
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.