Various Shoes for Specific Jobs

Many professions require standing during the work day, and there are specific types of shoes that can help to protect the feet. It is beneficial to choose shoes that are specific for the job that is done, and these may range from having steel toes to being chemical resistant. Shoes referred to as safety-toe shoes have protection that can protect the feet during a crushing episode, possibly avoiding severe pain and discomfort. Some shoes are designed to protect the toes and may be categorized as special protective footwear. Various jobs require different types of shoes to be worn. People who perform lab work may benefit from wearing chemical-resistant boots. Electrical workers may wear waterproof shoes, and people who work with large animals may opt to wear shoes with extra toe protection. If you would like additional information about what type of work shoes to purchase, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can address any concerns you may have.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact Kenneth H. Nixon, DPM from Western Reserve Foot Clinic. 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 Stow, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.