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Thursday, 01 January 2015 13:48

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy while on the Job

If you are a massage therapist or have another occupation where you are always on your feet, you are probably very familiar with having sore and painful feet. Endurance can easily be maintained by considering several important tips. Shoes should be checked to ensure that they offer support, as ill-fitting shoes can contribute to pain and fatigue. When standing, the feet should be planted firmly on the ground with your weight distributed evenly between the two. Take the time to stretch the feet if possible; stretches such as toe curls, toe raises, and toe flexion and extension can help flexibility and reduce stress.


Constantly working on your feet can become stressful and debilitating for your foot health. If you are experiencing foot problems due to working on your feet, consult with one of our podiatrists of Foot Associates of New York. Our doctors can provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 


Proper Foot Care Leads to Better Health
Long periods of standing often times lead to pain and discomfort around the feet. Every day the body undergoes a series of stresses, especially during work. To minimize these stresses on your feet, better shoe choices and proper posture will significantly help. 


Better Choices
A Negative Heel

  • This is where the heel is slightly lower than the ball of the foot.

 
Going Barefoot

  • Having your feet crammed into shoes for long periods of time increases pressure. Giving your feet some exposure to air and walking barefoot helps tremendously.

Exercise Your Feet

  • A foot workout helps correct movements and stimulates the blood flow and muscles of the feet. Implementing yoga exercises to your daily routine is a good example of this.

Foot Care
Spending a majority of the time on your feet will most likely trigger pain; even more so if you suffer from poor circulation.  Proper footwear and appropriate stretching will alleviate pain and prevent further issues. When your feet hurt, it is best to take care of them right away.


If you have any questions feel free to contact one of our offices located in New York. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.


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New York, NY 10022
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New York, NY 10032
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3616 Henry Hudson Parkway
Riverdale, NY 10463
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