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Foot Care and Wearing the Correct Shoes for Work

It is necessary to protect the entire foot while working. Here are two classifications that most work-related foot injuries fall into. Lacerations, sprains, and punctures can fall into one category and account for approximately 10 percent of injuries that affect the feet. The second group can include slipping, falling, and tripping, which can happen as a result of a lack of foot safety. Many of these types of injuries can be avoided when the correct shoes are worn for the job being done. Wearing proper footwear can consist of having adequate room for the toes to move freely in, and having a low, wide heel may also help to reduce tripping hazards. Maintaining proper foot care such as trimming the toenails, and washing the feet daily can significantly contribute to foot safety at work. If you would like more information about how to protect your feet while at work, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can provide you with useful tips.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Thomas Vail, DPM from Step Alive Foot & Ankle Center. Our podiatrist 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 office located in Findlay, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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