Keeping Your Feet Safe at Work
Published: January 10, 2020
Whether you work in an office or on a construction site, you are always at risk of hurting yourself; especially your feet.
If your job requires you to work with heavy items and machinery, you never know when something will be dropped or rolled over your toes. Similarly, if your work requires you to stand for long periods, you can end up doing some serious damage to your feet.
Instead of living with the aches and pains, you should make use of this list of effective (and simple) tips that our team at Feet First Clinic has put together.
For those that aren’t familiar with our services, we are a team of foot care specialists that offer comprehensive foot care and high-quality products.
To learn more about how you can protect your feet at work, continue reading.
Avoid Standing for Long Periods
Many people know that sitting for a long time can be bad for your physical health. However, standing for too long is no better.
When you stand for a long period, you’re putting a lot of pressure on your feet. In turn, this puts a lot of strain on your body and can eventually lead to conditions like cracked heels. This can make standing even more painful and cause your feet to bleed.
Thankfully, there is a solution for this problem — people that want to speed up the healing process and prevent future cracks can add these activities to their foot care routines:
- Resting your feet regularly
Invest in High-Quality Custom Made Orthotics
If you want something simple and effective, you should consider purchasing a pair of Superfeet insoles. This variety of insole offers a universal fit that can be just as effective as custom orthotics (in mild cases).
Superfeet makes a wide variety of insoles, all of which focus on different activities. If you want something that will make your workday less painful, you need a pair of Superfeet orange insoles. These insoles are specially designed for working and hiking, giving them the ability to support your feet throughout the day.
Do your feet always feel cold? This may be due to poor circulation in your feet. There are several things that can cause poor circulation.
Some examples include:
- Smoking tobacco
- Standing for too long
- Sitting for too long
- Lack of exercise
- Poor diet
- Type 2 diabetes
To combat poor circulation, you need to purchase a pair of compression stockings. These garments apply pressure to your lower legs. This stimulates blood flow and increases circulation in the lower half of your body.
Aside from improving circulation, compression stockings can also help you deal with pain and decrease swelling.
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