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Foot Safety Precautions While Working

Safety footwear and leg protection worn in workplaces serve a vital role in safeguarding employees from various physical hazards. These hazards encompass scenarios such as falling or rolling objects, objects that can pierce or crush, and exposure to extreme heat or cold. It is important to note that different types of footwear and legwear are designed to protect against specific hazards, so their selection should be based on the particular risks present at a worksite. If you work in a profession that exposes your feet to risk, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a chiropodist to discuss what type of footwear would be most protective for your job, and to provide advice on other ways to safeguard 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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