It’s been established desk jobs are not good for a person’s health, but earning a living by being on your feet all day isn’t healthy either. Given the heavy beating your feet take each day in a job that requires you to stand for hours, they deserve pampering and professional care by a knowledgeable foot doctor.
The specialists at Westside Podiatry Group, serving Rochester, Greece, and Gates NY, can give your feet the personalized care they need to prevent complications caused by prolonged standing. But what conditions can result from standing all day at your job? Getting acquainted with them is important, as it helps you know when it’s time to call a foot doctor.
Contact a podiatrist if you experience:
- Sore Feet & Swollen Legs: Both of these health issues will take some time to develop, but if you’re required to wear uncomfortable shoes at work, it’s likely you’ll eventually begin to suffer from these symptoms. Contact a foot doctor right away once you start to feel foot pain, as this could lead to bigger health issues that could prevent you from doing your job.
- Muscle Fatigue & Lower Back Pain: Regular soreness and swelling eventually get better, but if you don’t see a podiatrist soon, you won’t be able to prevent complications like back pain. While standing is a normal posture, prolonged standing takes a serious toll on the muscles of your lower back. This eventually extends upwards and could cause stiffness in your neck and shoulders.
- Varicose Veins: These are one of the most serious effects of prolonged standing. They’re not only painful, but they’re also unsightly. Standing for extended periods causes blood to pool in the legs and feet, especially the veins, causing them to swell. Varicose veins are painful especially in their chronic stage, so be sure to see a foot doctor to learn how you can prevent or treat them.
If you’re starting to see and feel the signs of standing-related issues, take advantage of the 38 years of experience the foot doctors at Westside Podiatry Group possess. Call them at (585) 225-2290 or visit them online to learn more about the foot services they offer.