The summer months encourage people to wear lighter shoes, flip flops and sandals that can fit into this category. These types of shoes may be ideal for the beach and pool area but are not meant to be worn while in the work environment. The kind of work shoes that need to be purchased depends largely on the type of work that is being done. People who work around glass, nails, or other sharp objects may benefit from wearing work boots, which may help in preventing a foot injury. Additionally, wearing shoes that fit correctly may be beneficial in avoiding foot fatigue, which is a chronic foot ache. Foot fatigue may be reduced when the feet are rested and elevated during breaks. Many working environments require employees to wear shoes that are slip resistant and have adequate traction. If you would like more information about the best type of work shoes for your profession, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can offer you tips on how to buy work shoes that are right for you.
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 InStride Family Foot Care. 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.
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 offices located in Concord, Charlotte, and Salisbury, NC . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.