There are many occupations that have workers on their feet all day. If you have a job that has you standing for long periods of time, there are a few things you can do to avoid foot pain or reduce any current pain.
How to Avoid or Reduce Foot Pain at Work
Dr. Harvey Danciger, experienced podiatrist, suggests standing on an anti-fatigue mat if you stand in a stationary place. These mats can provide extra cushioning for your feet. Secondly, invest in footwear that fit your feet well and supports your foot structure. If you have flat feet or high arches, you want to look for shoes that will support your foot accordingly. Dr. Danciger has many patients who find the use of custom orthotics very effective. These are insoles that slip into your shoes to give your feet the alignment, support and stability they need to carry your weight all day.
Stretching exercises before and after work will keep muscles warmed up and relaxed to be able to handle the stress of your job. Dr. Danciger can provide several stretching exercises and techniques to keep your feet pain free. Resting, elevating and icing your feet after work will also help reduce swelling from standing all day.
If these treatment methods do not seem to be helping your foot pain or your foot pain is getting worse, please call Dr. Danciger for help. There may be a more serious underlying problem that needs to be addressed or a different treatment plan needs to be put in place. Contact his office by phone at (760) 568-0108 or schedule an appointment online.