Your feet carry your entire weight so the more hours you are on your feet the more sore they will get. Your feet might feel like they weigh a tonne and are sore with every step. There are some ways to alleviate the pain and make working on your feet much more tolerable.
Pick the right shoes to avoid sore feet
To prevent soreness in the legs and feet your shoes should support your arches. Your heels should also be between 1/4-2 inches in height according to work occupational studies. Flat shoes aren’t recommended for standing for long periods as they don’t provide the best angle for the legs. You can go the extra mile and get custom fitting orthotics which will support your foot exactly.
Once you have a comfortable, slightly elevated supportive style make sure it fits your foot properly. If you wear shoes that are too small you increase your chances of developing blisters and cutting off the circulation in your foot.
Get off your feet and stretch every hour
If you are able to take a few minutes every hour to get off your feet do so. While you are resting take the time to do some quick stretches to relax and lengthen tight muscles. These will refresh your feet and get your circulation flowing again.
Stand on the edge of a step with half of the back of your foot hanging off the edge. While holding something for balance lift your heels up and down until you feel a stretch when you lower. Repeat 10 times.
While facing a wall place your hands shoulder height and extend one leg behind you. Press down on your heel until you can feel a stretch in the back of your leg. Hold this position for a few seconds and then repeat with the other leg.
Pamper your sore feet at home
Once you are at home try elevating your feet and giving them a good massage. This will get the circulation flowing and reduce any swelling. You can further combat swelling by dipping your feet in ice water for 20 minutes.
If you still have sore feet or foot pain contact us for an appointment.