Foot Strengthening Device For Plantar Fasciitis And Heel Spurs

Do Foot Strengthening Devices For Plantar Fasciitis And Heel Spurs Work? foot tool

Foot Strengthening Devices are designed for strengthening of intrinsic and extrinsic foot musculature and increasing range of motion at the metatarsophalangeal joints. There are a few on the market now like the Archxerciser (see photo). These devices used by athletes to help recover faster from foot injures have been around for a while now.

A study was done using the Archxerciser. People were randomly assigned to training with either the left or right foot, with the other side serving as a control, for six weeks. No other training took place during this time. At the end of the six-week programm, the subjects were retested for toe flexor strength and jump performance. Results were surprising. The results confirmed that subjects gained an inch in vertical, and 4 inches in horizontal jumping distance. This shows that the foot muscles can be isolated and trained to perform better than new.

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