What Type of Work Shoes Should I Purchase?

What Type of Work Shoes Should I Purchase?

June 20, 2023

Wearing the right shoes for work may help to prevent potential injuries. Footwear for work can vary and can depend on the type of job that is being done. Falling, rolling, or crushing hazards can require safety-toe shoes to be worn, and may have to meet specific performance standards. The instep can be protected against injury when metatarsal guards, made from aluminum, steel, or plastic, are strapped to the outside of work shoes. If wet floors or flooding is a concern in the workplace, rubber overshoes can be worn, which may also be helpful while standing on concrete. Outside environments may require the employee to wear overshoes or shoes that have studded treads that can protect against slippery surfaces. There are several types of work shoes that are available, and if you would like additional information about which ones to buy, it is suggested to speak with a podiatrist who can guide you toward making the correct choice.

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 PA Foot & 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.

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 one of our offices located in Allentown, Easton, Northampton, and Chew Street in Allentown, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about How to Handle a Long Work Day on Your Feet

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