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Sore achy feet at work? Top tips for your relief!

15 May 2015 2:42 PM -

Your feet will travel around the world 4 times in your lifetime so here are 4 tips to keep you and your feet going at work! 

Remember, no matter what work you do it’s in your best interest to listen to what your feet are telling you, especially if they’re hurting. You spend most of your day at work, so there’s no need to spend all that time in pain.

Here are some of tips that will help you get through the 8 hour (or more) slog each day.  

1. It sounds simple, but wear good supportive shoes with the right fit and right cushioning, and if you have orthotics, wear them too!. No matter what you do for work you can’t go wrong with the right pair of shoes for the job! We have some good examples on our ‘shoes with comfort' page, from work boots through to shoes for the office.

2. Wear socks! Just like the right pair of shoes go a long way it’s important to find a good pair of socks, not only will they reduce blisters throughout the day, but they will help to keep you dry and comfortable if you have the right kind. Whatever you do for work, look for a pair with a high cotton content.

3. Make sure your skin is in good order- corns, calluses, ingrown toenails can all cause problems and may get worse over time if they’re not tended to properly. Take care of your feet , you’re on them all day after all! It’s a good idea to invest in a foot file, but steer clear of the grater style files as they drag the skin and damage it. Instead, aim for a fine sandpaper foot file.

4. If you’re standing for most of the day a fatigue mat can do wonders to cushion you from the hard floor. You’ll be surprised how much of a difference they can make!

What do you do to help people who are on their feet all day? 
We offload the forces which have caused your foot problem in the first place, basically reducing the strain and healing you while you walk. This way you can keep working and doing the things you love at the same time.

How can I be sure I’m getting the right treatment for my foot pain?
Our podiatrists treat people who work standing on hard surfaces, like nurses, tradies, hospitality workers and retail workers each and every day, they have extra training in treating foot pain and are experienced in finding out what is going wrong with your feet and finding the best way to relieve the issue. They’ll talk with you about your daily activities and work and will find the right solution specifically for you situation.  

Are your solutions non-invasive?
Yes they are. We aim to steer clear of surgery or painful injections.

What if I still have pain after following your tips?
If you’re in pain come and see us, the longer you wait the worse it could get so the earlier the better! We don’t need a referral from your doctor and we do health fund rebate on the spot. It’s easy to make an appointment, you can either book online using the button below, or call us today on 02 6925 8637!

If you’re not sure about a full appointment you can always book in for a free foot check. It’s a 10 minute chat & check with one of our podiatrists, for more information visit our Free Foot Check page