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What Shoes Should I Purchase for Work?

In the workplace, ensuring the safety of your feet is of great importance. Different job environments require various types of foot protection to prevent injuries and promote a secure working environment. Steel-toed boots are a popular choice in jobs like construction, manufacturing, and heavy equipment operation, as they shield against impacts and punctures. For those working with chemicals, waterproof boots with chemical-resistant materials offer protection against corrosive substances. Electricians and others exposed to electrical hazards can benefit from electrical hazard footwear that insulates against electric shock. Slip-resistant shoes are necessary in environments prone to spills or wet surfaces as they reduce the risk of slipping. Healthcare professionals often wear comfortable, slip-resistant shoes to maintain stability during long shifts. To determine the best shoe choice for your profession or to learn about the benefits of wearing work-appropriate shoes, it is suggested that you confer 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 Podiatry Care Specialists. 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 our offices located in West Chester, and Broomall, 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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