For people who work on their feet, most complain at some point about aching feet and legs. Suitable footwear can play a huge part in preventing these aches and pains. It’s common for a portion of a worker’s day to be unproductive due to the pain and discomfort experienced from being on their feet all day or from lifting and kneeling.
At Foot Mechanics we regularly deal with patients, especially those working in retail, who say that by mid-afternoon they can’t serve customers appropriately because they are in too much pain. Often the cause of the pain is from wearing inappropriate shoes or from their hips, knees, ankles or feet being incorrectly positioned. Professionals who walk and stand for the majority of their day like real estate agents, legal executives or teachers can also suffer from arthritis.
There are ways for employers to help their staff to avoid pain experienced as a result of long hours standing, such as providing soft rubber mats for retail staff to stand on behind the counter. Various types of footwear can correct foot positioning and provide comfort and support throughout the day. When good shoes are worn, the chances of foot problems or injuries are minimised and therefore, play a very important role for workers on their feet.
Foot Mechanics Podiatrists can greatly assist with musculoskeletal and alignment issues that changing shoes can’t always remedy. If you are having ongoing pain that is interfering with your ability to work – get in touch! We are here to help.