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The Perils of Working on Your Feet

Working on your feet for extended periods can pose significant health risks. While physical activity is generally beneficial, excessive standing or walking can lead to various health issues. Surprisingly, approximately 75 percent of the global population works on their feet, especially in industries like retail, hospitality, healthcare, and manufacturing. Prolonged standing can cause fatigue, joint pain, and musculoskeletal disorders, contributing to conditions like plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. Additionally, it increases the risk of developing foot problems, such as bunions, corns, and calluses. To mitigate these risks, it is important to prioritize foot health. Wearing supportive footwear, taking regular breaks to elevate and stretch the feet, and using cushioned mats can help alleviate discomfort. Furthermore, engaging in foot exercises and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce strain on the feet. If you spend most of your workday on your feet and have persistent foot pain or complications, it is suggested that you seek guidance from a podiatrist. This foot doctor can provide personalized recommendations and treatments to alleviate discomfort and prevent long-term damage.

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 Podiatry Services . 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 Murrieta, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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