Our feet are made up of multiple small bones and joints which throughout the day are put under immense pressure. As we walk on a variety of surfaces in all types of footwear our feet adapt with each step. Over time our feet lose Mobility due to our sedentary lifestyles and stiff footwear which leads to all sorts of problems up and down the body.
Tight hamstrings can be a cause of tight feet. The network of connective tissue which runs up and down your body could be the cause of this and gently rolling out the soles of your feet loosens this tissue taking the pressure of your hamstrings.
If rolling out your feet can work for your hamstrings then it can definitely work for you lower back too. Tight hamstrings causes your pelvis to shift which pulls on your lower back muscles as your pelvis naturally sits in the wrong position.
Reflexology is a very success practice which can help elevate all sorts or pressures in your body. Rolling out your feet is very much like it and can help elevate tension and stress in your whole body.
Improve knee and ankle problems
Rolling out your feet improves their mobility. Poor mobility in your feet will cause your knees and ankles to compensate which can lead to numerous problems over the years. The more movement you have in your feet the better your ankles and knees will operate during exercises and general activities.
Grab a small ball and place it under your foot and begin to roll your it around. Press gently down to start with. The harder and smaller the ball is the more pressure you'll feel. Find some tough and grizzly spots and rub them. Spend around 5-6 minutes on each foot then walk around bare foot for another 5 minutes.
Let me know how you get on!