Do you have to stand all day for your job?
Do you maintain moment-by-moment awareness of your feet and how well they’re holding up to the rigors of your work?
I’m guessing you don’t, but that’s okay. When were you (or anyone for that matter) ever taught to pay attention to the health of your feet all day long?
But then you have pain in your feet or ankles. Or, you experience lower back pain.
What can you do so this pain goes away and doesn’t become a larger issue?
Here’s a few things:
1. Wear the Right Shoes for What You Do
“Right” in this context means appropriate for your working conditions. Take a look at a couple examples so you understand what I mean:
So think carefully about your work conditions and what footwear would keep your feet comfortable throughout the day.
2. Care for Your Feet Throughout the Week
You brush your teeth at least twice a day, don’t you?
Just like your teeth, your feet require ongoing care to stay in top shape and avoid injury or disease.
Here’s what you might do:
3. Do Simple Exercises
You should exercise your feet every day, and especially so if you’ve worked a shift where you stand most of the time.
Do these to keep your feet in top shape:
So yes, just because you stand doesn’t mean you need to be in pain all day. Following these tips will greatly reduce your current pain and discomfort and eliminate it in the long-term.