Tuesday, 04 October 2022 00:00

Negative Consequences of Working on Your Feet

If you are a worker that spends the vast majority of the workday on your feet, you might be putting yourself at an increased risk of developing a foot condition or affliction. For example, if someone stands for a prolonged period of time, experiencing swollen feet, heart problems, or circulatory problems could become more likely. To address these issues, one might consider intentionally taking breaks throughout the workday to sit down and rest. During these breaks, an individual might also consider stretching the feet, perhaps flexing and pointing them. Reach out to your podiatrist to schedule an appointment today if you spend the workday on your feet. This foot specialist can help you identify and address any problems you may have.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Mark Majeski, DPM from Main Street Foot & Ankle, LLC. Our practitioner 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 Toms River, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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