Massage Magazine’s David Garras, M.D. of says there is nothing worse than having tired, swollen or sore feet at work. Many people contend with sore feet in the workplace. Well aware of this, Dr. Garras provided several tips that can alleviate some of the pain and even help with your foot health.
For example, hard floors could place a strain on your lower legs. In these cases, Dr. Garras suggests placing a small mat or cushion under your feet. Dr. Garras also advises taking the time to stretch and perform exercises. These exercises include toe curls, flexions/extensions and raises. These exercises can keep your toes flexible and reduce the strain on your feet. The most important thing is to take the time to sit. While sitting, you can administer foot massages to ease pain.
When working on your feet, you should not be in pain. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain, see podiatrist Dr. Brian Tedesco of Complete Foot & Ankle Care. Dr. Tedesco will treat your podiatric 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 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 hours, or all day. Allow yourself to expose your feet.
Foot Exercises – performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and stretches is 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.
Keep your feet healthy and your body will thank you for it.
If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices in Reading, MA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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