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Shoe Width When Working on the Feet

Tuesday, 07 March 2023 00:00

When an individual works throughout the workday while standing on their feet, they may be setting themselves up for a foot condition. Due to the nature of one’s employment, working on the feet might be unavoidable. This is true for hair stylists, cashiers, factory line workers, and others. Therefore, these individuals ought to do everything they can to protect their feet. This might include taking such steps as wearing shoes that are wider. It is a well-known fact that one’s feet often expand throughout the day. Thus, wearing wider shoes might accommodate expanding feet. If you are someone that must stand for many hours of the workday, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist for an appointment.

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 The Podiatry Center. 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 one of our offices located in Richmond and Glen Allen, VA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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