When you are nearing the end of your shift, does your pain increase? For people who work on their feet all day, many times that answer is a resounding, “Yes”. If this sounds familiar to you, the best help is usually having the right shoes for long work days and the pressure you put on your feet day in and day out.
Before we get into which shoes you should wear, here is a list of jobs that require the most standing during shifts: retail, tour guides/guides, health care, hair dressing, food services, mail carrying, teaching and stand-ins. If your job was not listed and it requires long periods of standing, please reach out and let us know!
The effects of standing for prolonged periods of time can result in inflammation of the veins. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, the inflammation can progress over time and turn into “chronic and painful varicose veins. Excessive standing also causes the joints in the spine, hips, knees and feet to become temporarily immobilized or locked.”
So, what kind of shoes for long workdays are Podiatrists recommending? Here’s a list of a few to try.
A comfortable ending to a long shift can start with buying the right shoe for the job. If you have any suggestions or if you have specific content you would like to learn more about, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org