It is a well known fact that working on the feet all day and having to stand for prolonged periods of time can have negative health consequences for your feet. For example, if your job requires you to stand all day, you may be setting yourself up for an increased risk of experiencing foot pain, or possibly developing foot conditions like plantar fasciitis. In addition, standing on the feet all day may result in swollen feet or ankles. However, the negative health consequences of standing all day are not limited to the feet. Namely, an individual may also develop chronic back pain and neck or shoulder stiffness. Further, one’s risk of experiencing heart disease may possibly increase. If you are someone who must stand for prolonged periods of time, it is recommended that you contact a podiatrist today.
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 Carolina Foot & Ankle Specialists. 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 offices located in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.