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Standing All Day at Work Can Cause Foot Pain

Prolonged periods of standing, a requirement for many jobs, can put stress on the feet. This can lead to pain, discomfort, and potential musculo-skeletal issues. Continuous pressure on the feet disrupts the natural distribution of weight and can compromise blood circulation, exacerbating foot pain. Other possible factors contributing to foot pain include the wrong shoes, injury, and poor posture. Over time, persistent strain from standing can result in the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes, and cause conditions such as plantar fasciitis. Extended standing can also accelerate the formation of varicose veins, exacerbate the onset of joint degeneration, and encourage the development of flat feet, or fallen arches, due to the overstretching of muscles and ligaments. If you suspect foot pain due to working on your feet all day, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment.

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 Dr. Jeffrey J. Betman & Associates . 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 our offices located in Northwest Chicago, Southwest Chicago, and Wicker Park, Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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