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Protective Measures for Feet While Working

There are professions that require standing for most of the day resulting in foot pain.  This foot pain may be avoided when proper measures are taken to protect the feet. People who work on their feet find it helpful to stand on a stress mat to possibly prevent cracked heels and plantar fasciitis from developing. Wearing thick socks can add an extra layer of cushioning, helping to avoid irritation. It is crucial to make sure the shoes fit properly to prevent uncomfortable conditions such as blisters from developing. It is beneficial to take regular breaks, and resting and elevating the feet may help to reduce existing aches and pain. Research has shown it is wise to replace shoes after walking approximately 200 miles, which may help to provide adequate support for the body. If your career involves standing for several hours per day, it is suggested that you consult with a chiropodist who can provide you with additional tips on how to protect your feet.

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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