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Foot Pain From Standing During the Day

Tuesday, 02 May 2023 00:00

Many people have professions that require working on the feet, which may lead to getting foot fatigue. Wearing shoes that do not fit correctly may cause foot pain. Common reasons for foot pain during the working day can include standing on hard or uneven surfaces or having existing medical conditions, such as poor circulation. Heel pain may indicate plantar fasciitis or a heel spur has developed, and may come from wearing shoes that lack adequate support. This may be temporarily relieved by wearing shoes with cushioned heels and adequate arch support. People who stand for the day may notice one foot is more painful than the other. This may be from standing unevenly throughout the day, which may possibly be caused by an abnormal foot structure. Additionally, people who favor one side of their body may move toward that side, and it is important to be mindful and to shift the weight. If you have developed foot pain from standing during the work day, it is suggested that you consult with a podiatrist who can help you to manage this problem.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Ahmad Elsamad, DPM from The Institute of Foot & Ankle Reconstructive Surgery . 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 offices located in Merrillville, and Munster, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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