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Toe Extension (Flexibility)

Using hands on foot and bending toes in an extension exercise.

These instructions are for your right foot. Switch sides for your left foot.

  1. Sit in a chair. Rest your right ankle on your left knee.

  2. Hold your toes with your right hand. Gently bend the toes backward. Feel a stretch in the undersides of the toes and ball of the foot. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.

  3. Then gently bend the toes in the other direction. Gently press on them until your foot is pointed. Hold for 30 to 60 seconds.

  4. Repeat 5 times, or as instructed.

Online Medical Reviewer: Kenny Turley PA-C
Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Thomas N Joseph MD
Date Last Reviewed: 2/1/2020
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