Are you a doctor, nurse, hairdresser, or salesman? If you answered yes, you might believe that your job protects you against obesity, the century’s curse that is linked to the main causes of mortality worldwide! It could be true because sitting jobs are blamed for increasing the risks of obesity and many diseases, but standing, or in other words, “your profession,” lowers your risks. But nothing is flawless! Standing all day results in sore feet and considerable agony at the end of your shift.

Does standing all day cause any problems?

In fact, standing all day can lead to many foot problems, such as:

  • Morton’s neuroma, which usually affects the area between the third and fourth toes. It causes swelling and pain. Whereas, if the pain is severe, it may cause tingling, numbness, and burning in the toes.
  • Plantar fasciitis, which causes severe pain in the heel of the foot, especially upon standing after rest, and is common among people who work in jobs that require walking or standing for long periods.
  • Fatigue, fatigue, and pain in many areas of the body that can occur as a result of standing for long periods without moving, even for brief intervals of up to 30 minutes.

Is there a cure?

Treatment depends on the cause of the problem; you will need to see a doctor for the right treatment for your condition, which can range from using cold packs to surgery in certain circumstances, but in most cases, you will need to rest.

Tips to reduce the problems of standing for long periods

Move whenever you can. Also, keep in mind that wearing ill-fitting shoes may cause many foot problems. So proper fitting shoes are essential for providing your feet with the care they need while preventing injury.

How do you choose the right shoe?

  • It is important to have the right size of shoes, you should make sure to measure your feet every time because sizes can vary even in adulthood.
  • The podiatrist at Health and Style Medical Center may recommend insoles or orthotics to help with your foot problem.
  • Try to avoid wearing open shoes for long periods. They are not supportive and provide little protection for your feet.
  • Make sure that the shoes fit the shape of your feet.

You can find more shoe-selecting tips here.

So, when do you consult a doctor?

You should see a doctor if:

  • The discomfort is persistent and does not go away after a few weeks of rest or taking painkillers.
  • There is significant swelling, inflammation, or stiffness in the foot or heel.
  • Pain that impairs your ability to walk or move.


Take Care of Your Feet!

Wondering how the care of your feet is related to or even affected by your diabetic condition? Here it goes…Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet. This in turn cancause a loss of feeling termed as peripheral neuropathy. Many times you might not notice if your foot is sore or injured, and sometimes injuries might not heal well leading to further complications.

Foot specialists recommend bringing your blood sugar levels under control to reduce the high risk of complications involved. The need to ensure that your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are also under control is imperative.

Does it sound even more complicated than ever imagined? It’s not … Your local Podiatrist at Health & Style Medical Centre has the answer to your doubts and fears.

We Recommend Some Foot Care Tips as Follows :

Regularly check your feet and keep them clean and free from infection.
Your shoes should fit well and donot wear shoes that squeeze or rub. They are not just uncomfortable but can cause corns, calluses and nail problems that are uncalled for especially with a diabetic condition.
As a precaution, avoid walking barefoot to prevent cuts.
Avoid sitting with your legs crossed so that you do not restrict your blood circulation.
Avoid smoking to protect your feet as smoking impairs blood circulationparticularly in people with diabetes. It can seriously worsen foot and leg problems.
Cut your toenails regularly.
Get corns or hard skin treated by your local podiatrist at Health & Style Medical Centre. Do not wait to seek treatment if blisters and injuries do not heal quickly.
Seek immediate attention and wait no longer if you notice :

any minor breaks in the skin of your foot or discharge seeping from a wound.
The skin over part or all of the foot changes colour and becomes more red, blue or pale.
Extra swelling in your feet where there was a blister or injury.

Help us to help you… Don’t hesitate to call Health and Style Medical Centre on 02 633 0515 / 055 511 6072. Do visit us at our 1st Floor Office, BHS Building, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi Schedule an appointment today!

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