Tuesday, 30 May 2023 00:00

Excessive Standing With Standing Desks

Despite the fact that sitting for prolonged periods of time is not always good for the health of the feet, neither is uninterrupted standing. Individuals who use standing desks at the office ought to take note of this principle, as standing desks encourage individuals to stand still on their feet for prolonged periods of time. Doing so can exert excess pressure on the feet and facilitate stiffness in the muscles of the feet. All of this can make the onset of foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis more likely. If you are someone that uses a standing desk at the office, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today to learn more about how to care for your feet in addition to receiving any treatment you may need.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Charles Oehrlein, DPM from Hoover Foot Care. Our practitioner 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 Hoover, AL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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