Tuesday, 13 December 2022 00:00

Foot Pain May Occur From Standing While Working

Research has shown that approximately 75% of the population worldwide spends their working day on their feet. These jobs can range from retail workers to assembly line and restaurant employees, and many of these people endure unwanted foot conditions. Additionally, muscle fatigue can lead to having heel and arch problems. Plantar fasciitis is a common condition among people who stand for the majority of the day. This occurs as a result of an inflamed plantar fascia, which is the band of tissue that connects the toes to the heels. Foot pain can lead to reduced productivity, and it is suggested that short breaks be taken as often as possible to elevate and rest the feet. It is beneficial to frequently shift positions, and wearing shoes that fit correctly will help tired muscles. If you stand during the day while working, please confer with a podiatrist who can inform you about coping methods that may help to reduce and avoid foot pain.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Afsha Naimat-Shahzad, DPM from Leander Foot & Ankle. Our doctor 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 Leander, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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