Spread Your Toes

April 30, 2009 by
Filed under: Foot Care, Health 

There is a toe skill that I admire. Less you think I am kidding, I assure you that this is for real. If you are normal, you have already skimmed this post and looked at the photo.

Let me explain. Time after time, when I am patching feet, I ask the athlete to spread his or her toes. Usually this is when I am applying a figure eight patch between the toes, which I use to anchor a tape patch on the forefoot at the base of the toes. It is also important when trying to clean the skin or lance a blister between the toes. Yes, I consider this a toe skill – spreading your toes.Can you spread your toes like this?

Can you spread your toes like this?


Sound easy? Try it and see how far you can spread your toes.

Truth be told, I have found few people that can really spread their toes. The toes in the photo belong to my granddaughter, Alyssa. Aren’t they great? See how far she can spread her toes? I love it.

When you are sitting around, reading, watching TV or a movie, taking in the sun, work on learning how to spread your toes. It really does help those of us who work on your feet.

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2 Comments on Spread Your Toes

  1. Wendy on Sun, 3rd May 2009 3:14 pm
  2. In yoga classes they tell you to spread out your toes in order to balance yourself during poses (and maybe for other reasons as well). Alyssa could be a great yogi!

  3. Garcia on Mon, 11th May 2009 10:10 am
  4. Thats interesting. That does look like maybe it’ll help out your balance too.

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