While at the Austin Run Event, I had the pleasure of listening to a breakfast lecture from MPT, Jay Dicharry, in building foot muscles to alleviate running injuries. An example of one of his many exercises is called the toe yoga. For this you will be standing with your feet shoulder-width apart, spread the toes apart. Drive your big toe straight down into the floor until the toes’ skin blanches as you lift up the toes. Then drive the four toes straight down and lift up the big toe. alternate 30 seconds to a minute several times throughout the day. There are also specialized exercises that we would be able to assist you with when issues arise for you as well. For more of Jay’s other exercises, you can visit: http://running.