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The Important Role of Foot Protection at Work

Tuesday, 05 December 2023 00:00

In the realm of occupational safety, the significance of foot protection while working cannot be overstated. Whether navigating construction sites, industrial settings, or healthcare environments, the feet are vulnerable to various hazards. Sturdy, well-designed work boots serve as the first line of defense against potential injuries. These boots are crafted to shield the feet from falling objects, electrical hazards, sharp objects, and chemical spills. In professions where standing for prolonged periods is common, the right footwear provides essential support, preventing fatigue and discomfort. Beyond physical protection, appropriate footwear promotes overall foot health by reducing the risk of conditions like plantar fasciitis and stress fractures. Recognizing the role of foot protection in the workplace emphasizes the need for employers and employees alike to prioritize the selection and maintenance of proper footwear. If you would like more information about specific foot protection during the workday, it is suggested that you speak to a podiatrist.

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. Tupper from Coshocton Foot Health 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 office located in Coshocton, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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