1. STRETCH REGULARLY:
Flexibility is essential for achieving a good arch.
DO: Start by sitting on the floor with your legs extended and loop a resistance band or towel around the ball of your foot. Slowly point and flex your foot against the resistance to help increase your arch.
Additionally, tight calves can limit your foot's range of motion.
DO: Stretch your calves by standing with one foot in front of the other and bending your front knee, keeping your back leg straight and your heel on the ground.
Hold for 15-30 seconds and repeat on the other side.
2. STRENGTHEN INTRINSIC FOOT MUSCLES:
Strong feet and ankles are crucial for maintaining a good arch.
DO: Practice exercises like toe curls, marble pick-ups, and towel scrunches to build strength in the small muscles of your feet, helping to create a more defined arch.
3. USE PROPS:
Consider using props like a theraband or balls to release the muscles in your arch!
DO: Sit on the floor with your legs extended, and loop the band around your foot.
Gently press your foot against the resistance, moving from a flexed to a pointed position, and then slowly return to the starting position.