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Protecting Your Feet While Standing at Work

Tuesday, 10 October 2023 00:00

For many, a typical workday involves prolonged periods of standing, which can take a toll on your feet, if not managed properly. There are essential tips to help you protect your feet while standing at work. Invest in supportive footwear This can begin by choosing shoes that provide adequate arch support and cushioning, and brands designed for all-day comfort. Using anti-fatigue mats can help reduce the strain on your feet and legs. Additionally, it can be beneficial to change your stance. This can be done by shifting your weight from one foot to the other or by taking small steps to avoid placing constant pressure on a single area. Some people find it helpful to wear compression stockings which can improve blood circulation in your legs and reduce swelling. Whenever possible, sit down or elevate your feet during breaks to relieve pressure and improve circulation. Performing simple foot and leg stretches during breaks can help to keep your muscles engaged and prevent stiffness. Excess weight can exacerbate foot discomfort, so maintaining a healthy weight can alleviate some of the strain on your feet. If you would like more information about foot protection while standing at work, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist for additional 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 one of our podiatrists from Michigan Foot and Ankle. 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 one of our offices located in Ferndale, and Milford, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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