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What Kind of Work Shoes Should I Buy?

There are different types of shoes that are worn for various occupations. It is important to understand the workplace environment, and this may be helpful in choosing what type of shoes to purchase. Many accidents that happen while working can be caused by wearing inappropriate footwear at work. This may come at the cost of losing work and money, in addition to suffering from foot injuries. The dangers of the workplace can include heavy objects that fall, hazardous liquids, or slippery surfaces. Shoes that have slip-resistant soles may help to prevent unnecessary falls, and wearing shoes that have toe guards can be beneficial in protecting the top of the feet from trauma. There are professions that require employees to work outside in cold environments, and wearing insulated boots may help the feet to feel more comfortable. If you would like additional information about what type of shoes to wear for your job, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist who can provide you with the knowledge you are seeking.

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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