Various Shoes for Specific Occupations
Many jobs require employees to have adequate foot protection. Accidents may easily happen in the working environment, such as slipping on wet surfaces, being exposed to electrical hazards, or operating jack hammers. It is beneficial to choose shoes or boots that are slip resistant, and having a steel toe may be necessary for specific occupations. When purchasing shoes, it is helpful to try them on at the end of the day when the feet are at their largest. It is important that the feet are properly measured and shoes are tried on before completing the purchase. It is beneficial to replace existing shoes if they become cracked, damaged, or if water has seeped into the shoes. If you would like additional information about what type of shoes to buy for your workday, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can provide you with correct knowledge.
While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Anthony Ricciardi Jr., DPM from Foot & Ankle Specialists of Nevada. 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.
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.
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 Las Vegas, Nevada . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.