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Dr. Kennan T. Runte, DPM, FACFAS

(530) 477-7200

152 Catherine Lane, Suite F
Grass Valley, CA 95945

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Proper Footwear in the Medical Environment

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 00:00

In the fast-paced world of healthcare, where every second counts and every step matters, the importance of wearing the right shoes cannot be overstated. Medical professionals spend long hours on their feet, navigating through demanding tasks and unpredictable situations. The right footwear provides the necessary support, stability, and comfort to endure the rigors of the medical workplace without compromising on performance or well-being. Wearing ill-fitting or unsuitable shoes can lead to a myriad of issues, from foot pain and discomfort to chronic conditions, such as plantar fasciitis. Additionally, proper footwear plays a critical role in maintaining hygiene standards, reducing the risk of slips, trips, and falls, and preventing the transmission of contaminants. For these reasons, it is beneficial to Invest in high-quality, supportive shoes that are tailored to the specific demands of the medical environment. Working in the medical field may cause mild or chronic foot pain as a result of standing and walking for several hours. If you have developed a foot condition, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can offer appropriate treatment solutions, in addition to guiding you in selecting proper footwear.

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 Foothill Podiatry Clinic. 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 office located in Grass Valley, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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