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Keep Your Feet With Psoriatic Arthritis Happy

Stretches continued...

Achilles tendon: Stand facing a wall, an arm's length away, with one foot in front of the other. Put your hands on the wall for balance. Keep both heels on the floor, bend your front knee, and lean forward gently. Hold for 10 seconds; repeat three times. Then switch feet.

Big toe: Hook a large rubber band around both of your big toes. Use the muscles of your feet (not your legs) to pull each toe toward the other toes of the same foot and away from each other, as far as you can. Hold for 5 seconds; repeat 10 times.

Five toes: Put a rubber band around all the toes on a foot, then stretch them apart as wide as you can. Hold for 5 seconds; repeat 10 times.

If you don't feel better after doing these stretches, ask your doctor to refer you to a physical therapist.

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Reviewed by David Zelman, MD on September 06, 2014
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