Tuesday, 11 January 2022 00:00

Foot Problems From Working on Your Feet

Working in a standing position all day can cause a variety of foot problems. A combination of working on your feet for prolonged periods of time, standing on hard floors, and wearing poorly fitted shoes can cause foot conditions such as calluses, corns, flat feet, blisters, and sprains. Existing foot conditions, such as arthritis, may also be worsened by these factors. To prevent foot ailments related to working on your feet, it is essential to wear comfortable and supportive shoes and socks. If possible, sit down during break times. You can also stretch the calf muscles, feet, and ankles while you work to reduce strain. If you work in a standing position and are experiencing foot and ankle issues, a chiropodist can treat your condition and offer strategies to prevent foot problems in the future.  

If you stand all day, you may be at an increased risk of developing various foot conditions. If you are experiencing foot pain of any kind, please consult with Paul A. Scotti, D.Ch from West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. . Our chiropodist will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

What Foot Problems Are Caused by Standing?

Standing all day at work may increase your risk of developing foot or ankle problems.

Some common foot conditions that may arise from spending all day on your feet include: 

  • Foot pain

  • Blisters

  • Corns and calluses

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Bunions

  • Sprains 

  • Athlete’s foot


If you stand for prolonged periods of time for work, taking preventative measures to preserve the health of your feet is strongly recommended. 

Measures you can implement to help prevent foot problems include: 

  • Wearing shoes that are comfortable and fit well - these shoes should be made of breathable materials and provide you with arch support and cushioning. It is best to avoid shoes that have heels or narrow toe boxes.

  • Taking breaks to rest, walk, and stretch your feet throughout the day

  • Maintaining good foot hygiene - wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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