With over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot, things can act up from time to time. There may be some bigger underlying reasons for your pain (diabetes), but this exercise will help relieve general nerve compression and pain in the foot.
Start face up with one leg bent. Your goal is to do 10 reps of maximum flexion (pulling toes to shin and pulling leg to chest) to maximum extension (pushing foot to floor and leg to floor). Each movement should lead with the foot. Instead of stopping for each rep, try to keep a natural flow until the 10 reps are done. (Video 1)
For a more advanced version, pick you head up and look at your foot as you go into extension. This will cause a little more stimulation to the nerve. Returning your head to the ground when you start to go back into flexion. (Video 2)
Keep your pelvis grounded the whole time and switch legs once all reps are complete on one side.
See the video demonstrations of both variations below:
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If you are experiencing pain, try this exercise 3x a day for 3 days. Make sure to let us know what you think.