Any job that requires you to stand on your feet all day can be tough. At first, it may begin with sore feet, but with time, you may become generally tired. Your feet and legs carry your body weight and help you to stay upright. Standing too long may cause pain, swelling, and cramps as a result of fluid buildup and poor blood flow. This is not just a problem for factory, warehouse, or healthcare workers; it is something that is noticed in many jobs, such as oil rigs, restaurants, and retail. The discomfort can get so bad it feels like your feet are on fire. As the day goes on, your feet may become numb, causing feeling to become temporarily lost. If you have a job that requires you to stand on your feet all day, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can help you by providing strategies and treatment that can protect your quality of life and job performance.
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 doctors from Godoy Foot and Ankle 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.
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.
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 Wayne, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.