Foot and ankle exercises help the foot and ankle to function well and reduces pain and stiffness.
It is normal to feel some discomfort with exercising but the exercise should not be painful. If you have new pain or your current symptoms worsen stop doing the exercises.
If your problem does not improve as you would expect with the self-care exercises, after 6-12 weeks of following the advice, you should contact a healthcare professional for advice.
This may be your GP, Pharmacist, NHS Podiatry Service or a Private Podiatrist. Please make sure your podiatrist is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and look out for the letters HCPC after their name.
Please note good compliance with daily stretching may take up to 6 – 8 weeks before the benefits are felt.
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