People who have professions that require standing for the majority of the day may have foot pain when the day is over. There are several jobs that fall into this category, including the retail industry, restaurant employees, and the medical field. People may experience poor circulation, and it is advised to stretch and elevate the feet as often as possible. Poor circulation may ultimately increase the risk of damage to the cardiovascular system and may be alleviated by walking during the day. It is beneficial to wear shoes and socks that are comfortable, and made of breathable materials. Employers who are aware of how standing affects their employee's feet can offer stress mats to stand on. This is helpful in providing adequate cushioning for the overall body. If you would like more information about helpful tips to protect the feet while working, please schedule an appointment with a chiropodist.
If you stand all day, you may be at an increased risk of developing various foot conditions. If you are experiencing foot pain of any kind, please consult with one of the chiropodists from Complete Family Footcare & Therapy. Our clinicians will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
What Foot Problems Are Caused by Standing?
Standing all day at work may increase your risk of developing foot or ankle problems.
Some common foot conditions that may arise from spending all day on your feet include:
Corns and calluses
If you stand for prolonged periods of time for work, taking preventative measures to preserve the health of your feet is strongly recommended.
Measures you can implement to help prevent foot problems include:
Wearing shoes that are comfortable and fit well - these shoes should be made of breathable materials and provide you with arch support and cushioning. It is best to avoid shoes that have heels or narrow toe boxes.
Taking breaks to rest, walk, and stretch your feet throughout the day
Maintaining good foot hygiene - wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.