What is forefoot stretch?

Forefoot stretch

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  1. Sit in a chair with your affected leg bent, and put the heel of your affected foot on the edge of the seat. Or you can sit on the floor with your leg bent and your heel resting on the floor.
  2. Grasp your foot with both hands. Your thumbs will be on the top side of your foot just below the joints where your toes connect to your foot. Your other fingers will be underneath your foot.
  3. Use the fingers underneath your foot to push up on the two toes that are closest to your big toe. Then use your thumbs and hands to spread your foot and toes outward until you feel a stretch in your foot. The outer edges of your foot will curve downward as you push up on the middle toes. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds.
  4. Next, slowly press your thumbs down on the two toes that are closest to your big toe. The outer edges of your foot will curve upward. Hold the stretch for 15 to 30 seconds until you feel a stretch in your foot.
  5. Repeat 2 to 4 times.
  6. It's a good idea to repeat these steps with your other foot.

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