These are my top tips for the person who stands or walk all day, and want to reduce the pain of standing all day.
1. Select High-Quality, Proper Footwear
Get good shoes if you can stand for the entire day.
They are the difference between heaven or hell, trust me. Don’t wear cheap work shoe boots—attention to the space between your toe’s proper width. Make sure to have good arch support and that your shoes will fit. Insole insert compression socks or compression socks. I think you should check out our specially gathered shoes, these are the best shoes for standing all day.
These should be replaced every 12 months or semi-annually. Save your money and avoid future back and joint pain. This is especially important if you are standing for a long time. It can be costly, but it is so worth it.
Wear compression socks to improve blood circulation to your feet. Socks for compression Keep blood from pooling between your legs. This can lead to pre-existing conditions such as Spider and Veracious Veins. Even the healthiest people can avoid blood clots.
Compression socks should be inspected before you purchase. If you plan on wearing full-length socks, measure the tape around your ankle, foot, calf and thigh. They will fall down if they are too large.
For tired, aching feet, good quality shoes will be the best. These are the four most important things to remember when shopping for shoes, sneakers and leather shoes.
Are they the right size?
Standing all day can cause feet to swell, so you need extra room. After work, shop for shoes in the evening.
Are Your Feet Slippery in Your Shoe?
This can cause blisters, rubbing, or pain fatigue. You can adjust the shoelaces throughout the day by wearing sneakers or leather shoes.
Are They Arch-Support?
Shoes should offer good arch support and padding to help reduce soreness in the feet and legs. You might consider putting orthotics in your shoes. They can be purchased at any pharmacy or athletics store.
Are They Flat-Soled?
Flats might seem like a good choice for someone who works on their feet but is not recommended for long-standing.
Your heel Should be between 1/4-inch to two inches High.
2. Massage Your Feet
After a long shift, I return home and take off my shoes, socks, and raise my legs against the wall for a few moments. The blood is drained to release pressure and reduce pain and swelling.
For support, place your butt as close as you can to the wall. To do this, roll up a small towel and place it on your lower back. After work, lay down on your sofa and roll a Spiky or Tennis Massage Ball under your feet to increase blood flow and strengthen your muscles.
3. Move Around
Do a short walk every 15 minutes. You don’t have to go for a long walk; it can be as short as 10-20 feet. You can often look like you are doing something while walking. This should reduce strain from standing.
If you are unable to move around, it is a good idea to exercise your ankles, feet and lower leg. You can curl your toes and rock back and forth, distributing your weight from your front to your heel. Next, bend your knee, roll your ankle around, then stand on your ball.
Do not shift your weight from one side to the other. It looks unprofessional and puts more pressure on your joints.
In your workplace If you are allowed, and antifatigue mat can be used. The company provides one for us at work. It is very helpful when we are required to stand still in front of the cash register.
4.Build your body strength
Finally, don’t forget to tell your friends. Workout Already START. This can be done in any way you like, but a healthy body will enable you to stay on your feet all day. It takes me between 15 and 30 minutes of walking each morning.
In my non-medical opinion, I believe that stretching is amazing and not enough people do it.
Bonus: Foot Yoga
This was something I didn’t even know existed until Adrienne, my YouTube Yoga teacher, explained it to me in a video that I had to share. You can see it below.
Consult a professional if you’ve tried everything and still have pain. It is worth booking an appointment with a doctor or podiatrist. It is a good idea for you to rule out any underlying medical conditions you can get the right treatment.
Do you work in retail as an assembly line worker, security personnel, engineers, security staff, chefs, librarian assistants, hairstylists or laboratory technicians? After standing for long periods of time, don’t let your feet and legs ache.
Let’s be kinder to our feet and legs by purchasing high-quality shoes, stretching, and massaging our feet daily.