According to David Garras, M.D., working on your feet gets harder if your feet happen to be tired, swollen or sore. Many people struggle with sore feet in the workplace, which can make making those wages all the more harder than working already is. Fortunately, Garras has provided several tips on how to keep the feet healthy in the workplace.
Hard floors strain your lower legs, so opt to stand on a small mat or cushion. Take the time to stretch and perform exercises such as toe curls, flexions/extensions and raises. These exercises can keep your toes flexible and reduce stress on your feet. The most important thing to consider, however, is to take the time to sit. While sitting, massage your feet.
When working on your feet, you need to be comfortable. If your daily activities are causing foot or ankle pain, see podiatrists at Associated Foot and Ankle Care of Boca Raton and Margate. Our expert podiatrists will discuss possible solutions and devise a treatment plan that is right for you.
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 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 hours, or all day. Allow yourself to expose your feet.
Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is 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.
Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Boca Raton and Margate, FL. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.
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