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Tuesday, 16 April 2024 00:00

Choosing Footwear for Concrete Walking

Selecting the right shoes for walking on concrete is essential to safeguard foot health and enhance comfort during the workday. Opt for shoes with ample cushioning to absorb the impact of each step and minimize stress on the feet, ankles, and knees. Look for designs with supportive features such as arch support and sturdy soles to maintain proper alignment and stability. Additionally, consider shoes with a roomy toe box to prevent cramping and allow for natural toe splay. A durable outsole with adequate grip is vital for traction on concrete surfaces, reducing the risk of slips and falls. Breathable materials like mesh or perforations promote airflow, preventing overheating and moisture buildup. Finally, ensure a proper fit by trying on shoes in the afternoon when feet tend to swell and allowing enough room for socks. If you have developed foot pain from wearing the wrong shoes during the workday, it is suggested that you visit a podiatrist who can treat any foot condition, and guide you toward what type of shoes to purchase.

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 Ankle N Foot. 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 our offices located in Chicago, Elmhurst, Bartlett, IL and Chicago, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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