Exercise 1: Toe Presses
Toe presses are the warm up exercises you must do before proceeding to the main exercises. This exercise makes the muscles in your toes warmed up and ready to go! To do this exercise, stand upright, bend your knees slightly, and then use your toes to grip the floor for 3 seconds. Do 10 sets of this exercise 3 times a day!
Exercise 2: Toe Walking
Anyone can do toe walking, not just ballerinas! Walking on your toes helps strengthen you toe muscles. It also makes the muscles and ligaments around the balls of your feet stronger! This simple exercise requires you to walk on your tiptoes for 20 seconds. Afterwards, make sure you rest for 10-15 exercises. Then do 5 more sets of this exercise!
Exercise 3: Toe Pencil Pickups
You’ll need a pencil for this exercise! Put the pencil by your feet while you stand. Then grab the pencil with your toes and grip it for 10 seconds. After 10 seconds you can drop the pencil. Do 5 sets with your left foot, and then switch to your right foot!
Exercise 4: Ankle Circles
Making sure your ankles are flexible is very essential because when the muscles in your ankles are constricted, this could potentially cause pain throughout the rest of the body. Tight ankles could be a precursor to knee, hip, or back pain.
Start the exercise by laying flat on the floor. Then proceed to lift your leg higher than the height of your head and then rotate that ankle clockwise for 10 seconds. After you are done going clockwise, rotate your ankle counterclockwise for 10 seconds. Once you finish that leg then switch to the other leg!