If your feet do not fit properly into standard shoes or boots, then pressure related foot problems can occur.

Your feet can undergo a lot of strain and pressure in the workplace.

Our daily demands of work – walking, standing for long periods, lifting, jumping on or off machinery – put your feet under a lot of stress.

While our feet are at work, they can absorb up to three times your body weight and your working feet can travel up to 24km a day.

Some foot problems that occur are stress numbers, strains, sprains, corns, callouses, ingrown toe nails and tinea and can be aggravated at work.

If your feet do not fit properly into standard shoes or boots, then pressure related foot problems can occur.

Pains in the arches, balls of the feet or heels may be related to muscle strain.  This may be due to poor foot posture and a podiatrist can determine if the foot posture needs be corrected or improved.

A podiatrist can also recommend appropriate footwear that will protect your working feet in the workplace.  There are many brands of safety boots and some are better than others.  Visit a specialist footwear store such as Athlete’s Foot or speak with our Podiatrists for advice.

All feet are individuals and different feet require different types of footwear.  So it’s always best to get advice from a professional before making a purchase.

 

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