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Wearing the Right Shoes While Working

The feet provide us with mobility and balance, and keeping them safe during the work day can easily be done when the right shoes are worn. Anti-fatigue mats can provide the cushioning that is needed for good foot support, and these stress mats can have positive effects on the overall body. One of the most important things an employee can do is to wear shoes that fit correctly. It is beneficial to check shoes for existing cracks or holes that have developed, in addition to any separation between the sole and the shoe. These are indicators that it is time for new shoes to be purchased. Placing cushioned insoles inside the shoe may be adequate in reducing impact and increasing comfort. Stretching the feet before the workday begins may help to prepare the muscles and tendons to stand for the majority of the day. Additionally, It is helpful to rest the feet and stretch them while taking breaks, which may improve poor circulation that can happen from standing for most of the day. If more information is needed about foot protection during the work day, it is suggested that you speak with a podiatrist.

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 Crosstown Podiatry. 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 Wayne, Montclair, and Randolph, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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