When you stand or walk a lot on the job, sore feet are common, but you can take steps to make yourself more comfortable. Take breaks throughout the day to rest your feet and give them a break. Wear shoes that fit well and have plenty of cushioning in the sole and support for your arches. Orthotics can help provide additional shock absorption and support if you need it. Stretch your feet throughout the day to help relieve stress on them. Foot exercises at home may help as well.
If your job requires you to stand in one place, request a padded mat to reduce some of the pressure from standing on a hard floor. Wearing special compression socks may help you deal with issues like swelling. Don’t forget to pamper your feet at home, too. Foot soaks, massages, ice packs, and more can relieve soreness and improve foot comfort overall.
If you’re struggling with sore feet at work, let our team with Mitchell Wachtel, podiatrist North Andover, help you find better ways to walk and stand comfortably. You can reach us for a consultation or ask questions by calling our North Andover, Lowell, and Haverhill, MA, offices at (978) 794-8406. You can also use our web request forms.