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Stress Mats May Help the Feet

There are many professions including the medical field, retail positions, and the restaurant industry that require standing for most of the day. The feet endure the weight of the body, and this can result in foot pain at the end of the day. This may be prevented by wearing shoes that fit correctly, and elevating the feet as often as possible. Additionally, it is beneficial to stand on a stress mat, which can provide cushioning for the overall body. The feet are considered to be the foundation of the body, and maintaining proper foot care while standing or walking may help to reduce the risk of incurring painful conditions. Crooked or misaligned feet may happen from wearing the wrong shoes, which may gradually lead to developing joint pain in other parts of the body. It is beneficial for patients who notice their feet are tender and achy to take prompt action in protecting their feet while working. If you would like more information about effective methods on how to care for your feet during the workday, please consult with a podiatrist. 

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Princeton Foot & Ankle Associates. Our doctors 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 one of our offices located in Princeton and West Windsor, NJ . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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