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Preventing Foot Problems if You Work on Your Feet

Some jobs require one to stand on their feet for prolonged time periods. This can cause tiredness and increase the risk of foot problems as it puts strain on bones, joints, tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Standing for long periods of time can reduce blood flow to the lower extremities or create an accumulation of blood in the foot or ankles, also leading to soreness. Flat feet, plantar fasciitis, and edema are all problems associated with working on your feet all day. Tips for preventing such pain include taking more seated breaks, standing on different surfaces, using anti-fatigue mats underfoot, and wearing appropriate footwear. Footwear includes shoes and socks, and both should fit well, without being too tight or loose. Shoes should support the arch well and have cushioning that absorbs shock and stress. If you work on your feet all day and have foot problems, see a podiatrist who can provide additional suggestions to help you feel more comfortable.

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 Bruening Foot & Ankle. 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 offices located in Covina and Alta Loma, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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