The feet carry the weight of the body, and can endure an excessive amount of stress during the work day. Many people have professions that require standing or walking for the majority of the day, and that can wreak havoc on the body. This can increase the risk of having foot pain and discomfort, and it can be difficult to complete daily activities. It is beneficial to wear shoes that fit correctly, and this may help to alleviate the pain. Some patients add a cushioned insole to their shoe, in addition to wearing shoes that have laces which can provide maximum support to the feet and the body as the workday progresses. At the end of the day, the feet will feel better when they are washed, and this may be helpful in preventing fungus from developing. Consuming a healthy diet may help to avoid or limit dehydration, which may result in having foot pain. If you have a career that requires standing, please confer with a podiatrist who can discuss methods of how to prevent potential foot pain.
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.
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 Northwest Chicago, Southwest Chicago, and Wicker Park, Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.