Although runners often focus their strength and flexibility work on the legs and core (and for good reason), the feet deserve just as much attention. Here are some excellent video tips to help you maintain healthy feet.
In this first video, physical therapist Jay Dicharry demonstrates how to use “toe yoga” and “big toe push-downs” to increase the strength and coordination of the flexor hallucis brevis—i.e. the big toe.
In this second video, podiatrist Ray McClanahan demonstrates how to stretch the toe extensors.
Remember, healthy and happy feet make a healthy and happy runner.