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Take a Stand Against Foot Pain on the Job

Jobs that require standing on your feet most of the day can be problematic for your feet. Painful blisters, bunions, plantar warts, sore muscles, and worse conditions can develop if you do not take care of your feet. First and foremost, choose comfortable shoes that fit well, offer adequate arch and heel support, and afford plenty of room in front, and on top, of the toes. Foot orthotics or insoles can also help provide additional cushioning and even improve the way you stand to ease stress on the entire body. Secondly, don’t skip any scheduled breaks; these respites are important to get off of your feet and relieve the strain they’ve been under. Thirdly, strengthening the muscles in your legs with regular exercise, weight lifting, and walking will increase your endurance and help prep your body for prolonged standing. Consult with a podiatrist for more information and guidance on how to prioritize your foot heath while on the job.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Seaford Foot Care Center. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – Choosing this shoe type places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

Go barefoot – Our feet were not designed to be enclosed for all hours of the day. Try to periodically expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and doing stretches are beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – Stretching the foot out flat on the floor will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Seaford, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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