04 Oct Foot Pain from Standing on your Feet
Do you find that your feet or legs hurt from standing during the day? What if your job requires you to stand for long periods of time? The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) states that 2 out of every 3 workers suffer from some type of foot problem! While it’s true that aching feet are a real pain, so are tired legs, and sore joints. There are many “headaches” at work but leg, joint and foot aches shouldn’t be commonplace.
If you are among the many Canadians experiencing ankle, knee, leg or foot pain after a long day standing on your feet, you are not alone. Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common causes of work-related illnesses, and 17 percent of these disorders affect the lower limbs.
WHAT PROBLEMS CAN OCCUR WHEN YOUR FEET OR LEGS HURT FROM STANDING?
When your feet or legs hurt from standing for long periods of time, this can lead to other issues, such as:
- Varicose veins
- Plantar fasciitis
- Low back pain
- Muscle soreness & fatigue
- Ankle, knee or hip arthritis
- Ball of foot pain
- Swollen or tired feet & legs
- Inflamed achilles tendon (tendonitis)
- Poor circulation and swelling in feet & legs
Below are some tips you can try the next time your feet or legs hurt from standing.
Compression socks & stockings help reduce leg pain, by improving blood flow and reduce swelling. If you suffer from leg pain or more serious problems like swelling, varicose veins and venous disease, our BioPed clinicians can fit men and women from tall to petite, large frame to small. Compression socks & stockings are available in an array of colors and styles.
Reduce joint stress and muscle strain by wearing properly fitting footwear with a heel of less than 2” and use a cushion under your feet, such as an anti-fatigue mat or rubber shoe soles. At BioPed, you’ll find footwear suitable for the widest variety of foot types, conditions and lifestyles.
Foot Care Products
Use foot care products made for specific problems. For example, devices such as bunion guards, combined with the right shoes, can rid you of the pain associated with a bony bunion.
Custom orthotics can better support your arch, if you suffer from high or low arches. The orthotic will support, align, prevent or correct mal-alignments and improve functions of the foot. At BioPed, you will receive a thorough assessment by a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, including history, biomechanical evaluation, gait analysis and education for your custom orthotic.