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What Type of Shoes to Purchase for Work

Tuesday, 11 July 2023 00:00

The majority of professions require that specific types of shoes are to be worn during the workday. These can include medical personnel, restaurant employees, and people who work on construction sites. The correct work shoes need to be comfortable and allow the toes to move freely. It is beneficial for people who wear high heels to ensure there is adequate shock absorption, in addition to being aware of the height of the heel. Many people who work in hospitals and medical offices opt to wear clogs, as they can protect the feet while standing for long periods. Employees who work on construction sites may benefit from wearing boots that can have a steel toe and non-slip soles. If you have questions about choosing what type of shoes to wear for work, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can guide you toward purchasing the appropriate type of shoes for your work needs.

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. George Yarnell from Pennsylvania. 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 Lansdowne, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about How to Handle a Long Work Day on Your Feet
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