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Working On Your Feet May Cause Injuries

Tuesday, 21 March 2023 00:00

Foot comfort is essential to have at all times, and especially during the work day. Many people have jobs that require mandatory standing during the majority of the day, which may lead to foot injuries. Research has shown there are two categories of foot injuries that can happen while working. Sprains, punctures, cuts, or similar injuries comprise one area and injuries that occur from slipping and tripping fall into another category. Additionally, many people develop ingrown toenails, calluses, or blisters from wearing shoes that do not fit correctly. Most injuries can cause discomfort, fatigue, and pain, and may affect the foot muscles and joints. It is beneficial for companies to provide stress mats for their employees to stand on, in addition to providing ample time for breaks. If you would like more information about how to protect your feet while working, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can provide you with the information you are seeking.

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 Accent Podiatry Associates. 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 Arlington and Mansfield, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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