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Foot Protection While at Work

Shoes are worn to protect the feet. Many working environments call for extra attention to be paid to the type of shoes that are worn during the workday. This is crucial in keeping the feet safe, as they can be exposed to dangerous circumstances. These can range from falling items to slipping on spills. Additionally, many people stand for the majority of the day, and this can put stress on their feet. Foot fatigue is common after a day’s work, and it is helpful if it is addressed. It may happen as a result of wearing shoes that do not fit well, which may cause the foot muscles to become tired. Research has indicated that lacerations, sprains and punctures account for about 10 percent of disabling injuries. The severity of these injuries may be reduced when boots are worn that have a steel toe. If you are interested in learning more about foot protection during the workday, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can answer any questions you may have.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Pedram Aslmand, DPM from Advanced Foot and Ankle Center. Our podiatrist 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 Long Beach, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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