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Leg Stretches

Experiencing some pain in the legs? Leg pain is often an indicator of injury or overuse. Pain could be occurring in the muscles, ligaments, tendons or tissues of the leg. You can experience different kinds of pain, from acute pangs to chronic aches.

Man with leg pain needs pain stretches.

Whatever the cause is, there are a number of ways to address this issue, including prevention altogether. Stretching is a great way to reduce the risk of injury. Most physicians agree that stretching before or after an exercise routine can be beneficial. Warming up the muscles and joints can do a lot to improve the flexibility and mobility of your legs. If someone is already experiencing a medical condition, stretching can be a therapeutic act that speeds up the rate of recovery. A chiropractor in Jupiter can provide you with a set of corrective exercises to assist in that recovery. So what are some ideal leg stretches to practice?

Popular Leg Stretches:

Hamstring stretch. To stretch the muscles along the back of your upper leg, start by placing one foot in front of you. Place the heel of your foot on the ground and point your toes toward the ceiling. Then slightly bend your chest forward. Repeat this motion.

  1. Butterfly stretch - This stretch does wonders for the thighs and hamstrings. Sit down on the floor and place the soles of your feet together. Slowly put pressure on your legs and try to flatten then toward the ground. Don't overdo this stretch.
  2. Quad stretch - A quadriceps are a group of muscles located near your front thigh.  Strong quads will help you run, walk or lunge with ease. To do this exercise, simply lift your foot toward your back end. Repeat this motion in a relaxed state.
  3. Foldover stretch - This stretch will target your glutes, back, and neck as well as your hamstrings. While stand with your feet slightly apart, slowly bend forward until your head is reaching toward the floor. Hold this pose for at least 45 seconds before releasing.
  4. Floor stretch - Lay straight on the floor. Slowly lift one leg into the air while trying to keep it straight. Hold this pose for 30 seconds. Repeat for the other leg. 

How to Find Chiropractic Care in FL

Whether you're recovering from an injury or you simply want a safer stretching regime, you can seek medical guidance through Papa Chiropractic. We have facilities located in Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens and Port St. Lucie. Our staff is made up of friendly and well-trained professionals who will guide you on a path to wellness. If you have any questions about our services, including corrective exercises or lifestyle counseling, feel free to contact us at 561-744-7373.

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Jupiter: 561-744-7373

Monday:

8:00am - 12:00pm 2:00pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday:

2:00 pm 7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Palm Beach Gardens: 561-630-9598

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm 2:00pm -7:00pm

Tuesday:

2:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00am 2:00pm-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00am-12:00pm

Friday:

8:00-12:00 am 2:00-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Port St. Lucie: 772-337-1300

Monday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00om

Tuesday:

2:00pm

7:00pm

Wednesday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday:

8:00am

12:00pm

Friday:

8:00am-12:00pm

2:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday:

closed

closed

Sunday:

closed

closed

Testimonials

Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My son was referred for PT due to a sports injury. The Physician and Physical Therapist therapist did an amazing job and after 3 sessions he was completely back to normal with full range of motion and no pain. Thank you guys for doing a great job!"
    Mark Shim, 2022
  • "This is the one and only chiropractor I've ever been to. I've been here 2 times and Papa is amazing. He spotted exactly where my pain was fixed me right up. Great staff and awesome service!"
    Adonis Carrasquillo, 2022
  • "I have been a physical therapy patient since 2012. I first used the office for knee rehabilitation. I have had several knee surgeries since. The latest was a broken hip and collar bone. I commend the staff here as they are friendly and professional!"
    Richard Howard, 2022
  • "All of the staff is professional and friendly. Scott and the rest of the Physical therapists do a fabulous job. They are knowledgeable & optimistic on how they can help you. With their support I’m back to full range of motion which I didn’t think was possible. Great team to work with to get back to living!"
    V. Patterson, 2021
  • "I highly recommend coming here or if you have any adjustments that you need or if you’re in any type of pain he definitely takes his time to evaluate you and your situation the staff is very accommodating and friendly. Highly recommend!"
    Jodie Alvarez, 2021
  • "I’m status post hip replacement sept 10th. The staff is terrific. Scott really knows his business . At this point in time, no pain, positive range of motion and strength to that extremity all because of the team work that exists at Papa’s"
    Maureen Simone, 2021
  • "Have been taking treatment from the facility in Jupiter since December 2019 after reinjuring a compromised knee. The staff are all very knowledgeable and proficient, and the people including fellow patients are sociable and friendly, adding extra value and fun to the experience. I have made outstanding progress in a speedy recovery, thanks to everyone helping me and personal attention from Dr. Papa and his associates, Dr. West and Physical Therapists Scott, Krystal, and Paige. Highly recommend this Practice. Wish that they were an option when I injured my knee in high school and later at basic boot camp decades ago. Looking forward to surfing, mountain climbing, skydiving, and bungee jumping again. (LoL!)"
    Richard Kluesek, 2021