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Wearing the Right Shoes for the Job

Tuesday, 09 May 2023 00:00

Practicing proper safety measures in the workplace is crucial in preventing accidents. This can begin with foot safety and wearing the right shoes during the workday can help to accomplish this. It is beneficial to ensure the shoes worn are slip-resistant, constructed of durable materials, and have adequate arch support. Some jobs require extra foot protection. This can consist of wearing safety boots that have a steel tip. It is helpful to take breaks as often as possible, as this can provide an opportunity to rest and stretch the feet. As the feet are stretched, blood flow may be improved, which can help to prevent injuries and fatigue. Maintaining proper foot hygiene may help to prevent infections, and it is advantageous to inspect the feet for signs of irritation. If you would like more information about how to protect your feet during the workday, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can offer you helpful 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 Dr. Richard DiMario from Maine. Our doctor 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 York, ME . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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