Tuesday, 04 October 2022 00:00

Aching Feet and Ankles From Standing All Day

Many professions require workers to stand on hard surfaces all day. Because of this requirement, it is no wonder their feet and ankles become tired and sore. The muscles and tendons of the feet and legs can become stiff and the tendons throughout the feet can become calcified, which can cause various health problems, including ligament damage, ankle sprains, and more. Standing on your feet all day can put stress on bones in the body and interfere with proper circulation that can lead to clogged arteries and heart disease. It should be uplifting to know there are some simple things that can be done to help alleviate discomfort. These things include taking regular rest breaks, breaking up routine movements by varying tasks throughout the day, and wearing well-fitting, supportive shoes, with good arch support. When the day is done, one can get relief from doing regular foot soaks, massaging the feet, stretching the legs and feet, and elevating them. Seeing a podiatrist can help with providing additional suggestions for how to deal with pressure that builds up in the muscles from prolonged standing.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Dr. Tin Quach from Foot Center. Our doctor will treat your foot and ankle 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.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – Choosing this shoe type 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 all hours of the day. Try to periodically expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and doing stretches are 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. 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

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

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