There are many hazards that exist in the workplace which can injure the feet. This can be in addition to the general aches and pains the feet can endure during a typical workday, and it is beneficial to implement methods that can protect the feet. This can begin with wearing shoes that are acceptable for the job, in addition to ensuring they fit correctly. It may help to choose a shoe that has a multi-layer insole that can provide extra support. Many people wear work shoes that have a wide toe box, which can give the toes ample room to move freely in. Jobs that require safety toed shoes have a steel tip on the ends, which is adequate in protecting the toes while tripping, or if a heavy object falls on the foot. There are various types of shoes that can be purchased for the work environment. If you would like more information about this, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with expert knowledge.
While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Gabe Rodriguez, DPM from Sioux Falls Foot Specialist. Our doctor 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.
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.
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 Sioux Falls, SD . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.