Due to the nature of their employment, some individuals may be more at risk of developing various foot conditions. Cashiers are an example of one such employee. Since cashiers spend most of the workday standing on their feet, they are at an increased risk of developing some kind of foot condition. There are many ways that cashiers might be able to mitigate this risk. First, and most importantly, cashiers can see a podiatrist for individualized, high-quality care for their foot and ankle needs. Second, cashiers should distribute their weight evenly throughout their feet. This means not putting more weight on one foot or leg than another. Third, the cashier might consider breaking up the day by alternating between sitting, walking, and standing whenever possible. If you are a cashier and are concerned about maintaining the health of the feet, it is suggested that you contact a podiatrist today.
While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Quad Cities Foot and Ankle Associates. Our doctors 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.
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.
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 offices located in Bettendorf, and DeWitt, IA and Rock Island, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.