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Prolonged Standing at Work

Many types of workers have little chance to walk or sit during their shifts at work. These include cashiers, operating room nurses or doctors, and retail sales associates. Those who wear high heel shoes are at an increased risk for developing musculoskeletal pain. Research shows that standing in the workplace leads to many negative health outcomes such as low back pain, fatigue, muscle pain, sore feet, leg swelling, cardiovascular problems, pregnancy complications, tiredness, and other body part discomfort. Allowing workers to have control over their bodies to be able to walk around, shift from standing to sitting, or change work postures helps. Floor mats, sit-stand workstations, shoe inserts, and compression stockings help those in these types of jobs as well. Visit a chiropodist for additional help in dealing with the negative consequences of your prolonged standing on the job.

If you stand all day, you may be at an increased risk of developing various foot conditions. If you are experiencing foot pain of any kind, please consult with one of the specialists from Thornhill Foot Clinic. Our chiropodists will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

What Foot Problems Are Caused by Standing?

Standing all day at work may increase your risk of developing foot or ankle problems.

Some common foot conditions that may arise from spending all day on your feet include: 

  • Foot pain

  • Blisters

  • Corns and calluses

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Bunions

  • Sprains 

  • Athlete’s foot


If you stand for prolonged periods of time for work, taking preventative measures to preserve the health of your feet is strongly recommended. 

Measures you can implement to help prevent foot problems include: 

  • Wearing shoes that are comfortable and fit well - these shoes should be made of breathable materials and provide you with arch support and cushioning. It is best to avoid shoes that have heels or narrow toe boxes.

  • Taking breaks to rest, walk, and stretch your feet throughout the day

  • Maintaining good foot hygiene - wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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