Walking around town for an extended amount of time is tiresome for just about anybody. By the end of the day your toes are cramped your back is stiff and your feet feel bruised as a peach. However, feeling this tired simply from walking is a rare occurrence-that is unless, you live in New York City. In the big apple, hardly anyone has a car, and traffic in a cab is practically unbearable.
Big toe pulls: Place a thick rubber band around the big toes and pull them away from each other and toward the small toes. Hold for five seconds and repeat 10 times. Recommended for people with bunions or toe cramps.
About weak ankles - this depends on the student, but it is usually a skeletal problem. There is limited muscle tissue around the ankles. However, if you want to help a student develop stronger ankles, then a balancing program, with balancing postures, such as Tree and Eagle, would work.
Now, smoking is definitely something worth giving up (and cold feet is hardly the worst side effect), but don't just stop taking the rest of these meds simply because you don't like having chilly toes. You can talk with your doctor if you'd like to explore other options, but stopping medication cold turkey (or, cold turkey feet if you will) on your own is not a good idea.
The best time to put lotion on your feet is just before going to sleep. Make sure you use a product that does not contain any alcohol and other ingredients that could dry your skin such as fragrances, parabens and formaldehyde. Look for a moisturizer that uses only natural ingredients like olive oil, coconut oil, aloe and Vitamin E. During winter months, you should put on some socks after applying lotion on your feet.
Pilates is the perfect way to build your feet again. Joseph Pilates created equipment for every body part including the feet. The Foot Corrector and Toe Exerciser are equipment found in Pilates studios to help strengthen and stretch your feet and toes. Also, there are several exercises, such as Footwork on the Reformer and Foot/Ankle on the Chair, that focus on your feet.
A cramp can last a few seconds to 15 minutes or longer. It might recur multiple times before it goes away. To help prevent them, some stretching of the calf muscles with perhaps wall push-ups should be undertaken. Keeping blankets loose at the foot of the bed will also help unnatural positioning of the feet and toes which can cause the night leg cramps.