Arthritis in the feet can cause pain and stiffness, which can make it difficult to engage in physical activity. However, regular exercise can help reduce pain and improve joint mobility. Here are some exercises that may be beneficial for people with arthritis in the feet:
Toe curls: Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Scrunch your toes up as if you're picking up a towel with your toes, hold for a few seconds, and release. Repeat for several repetitions.
Ankle rotations: Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Slowly rotate your ankles in a circular motion, first clockwise and then anticlockwise. Repeat for several repetitions.
Calf raises: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding onto a stable surface for support if needed. Slowly lift your heels off the ground and rise up onto your toes. Hold for a few seconds, and then lower your heels back down. Repeat for several repetitions.
Resistance band exercises: Resistance band exercises can help strengthen the muscles around the feet and ankles. Wrap a resistance band around the ball of your foot and gently pull the band toward you. Repeat for several repetitions, and then switch to the other foot.
**Exercise for Arthritis week starts on 15th May!
You get: 5 classes over the course of the week that are designed especially for people with arthritis
Classes are LIVE and RECORDED and will be housed on my website with anytime access:
Recording available when you sign up - Pilates for Arthritis – 30 minute class
Monday 15th May 9.30am Pilates Joint Mobiliser – 30 minute class
Tuesday 16th May 9.30am Lift IIT – low impact fitness intervals – 30 minute class
Thursday 18th May 9.30am Pilates for Arthritis 2 – 30 minute class
Bonus – Mobility for Arthritis – 15 minute class
Recordings available, with unlimited access, for all classes so you don’t HAVE to join me live if it’s not convenient.
£20, reduced to £15 if you sign up by Friday 12th May at 11pm.