If you work on your feet all day, chances are you’ve finished the day with sore feet, an achy back, or just generally feeling a bit stiff. For many of us standing all day for work is non-negotiable, for tradespeople, medical professionals and nurses to retail and hospitality workers weight bearing activity comes with the territory.
However, those end of the day niggles can have an accumulative effect and lead to pain and injury. As podiatrists we assess and treat these injuries in our patients on a daily basis, but prevention is key and our main weapon is footwear.
In terms of footwear there are a few key points to consider if you are working on your feet or if you are in pain:
- The type of footwear: do you need a safety toe cap, non-slip sole, puncture proof, etc
- Support: an all-day-wear shoe should have heel-toe height different between 10 and 45mm, does the sole have anti-pronatory reinforcing, is there a heel counter
- Cushioning: is the cushioning where it is needed, are the materials slow-release and resilient. Problems can occur when people just go for the softest feeling shoe, these often fatigue poorly through the day and can become very unstable.
At All Podiatry & The Shoe Co. we stock FRANKiE4 Footwear, the brainchild of Podiatrist and Physiotherapist, turned footwear designer, Caroline McCulloch. She is on a mission to provide women with the ultimate foot supporting benefits, packed into styles they feel confident wearing.
FRANKiE4 is a great option for those workers looking for a casual shoe that offers the cushioning and support they need to tackle any working day.
Sometimes shoes cannot offer enough support to facilitate a more efficient foot posture and relieved strain. It is in these situations where it is best to see a podiatrist, if necessary the podiatrist may prescribe orthotics, stretching and strengthening, and postural exercises.
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