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Foot Pain From Standing at Work

Prolonged standing or walking at work can put excessive strain on the feet and lower limbs and lead to foot pain. Various foot conditions can arise from this, including plantar fasciitis, heel pain, or arch pain. Improper footwear or not taking regular breaks can make these issues worse. Podiatrists, or foot doctors, can diagnose and treat foot pain caused by these occupational factors. They can provide personalized recommendations tailored to your specific needs, including advice on proper footwear and stretching exercises to alleviate discomfort. Podiatrists may also offer custom orthotic devices to provide support and cushioning, reducing the strain on your feet and improving overall comfort. People who work on their feet don’t have to suffer. It is possible to find relief from pain, work more efficiently, and preserve overall foot health. If you are experiencing foot pain due to work or standing all day, make an appointment with a podiatrist to discuss your options. 

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, and Oneonta, AL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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